Rob Gronkowski just secured another achievement for the record books!
The four-time Super Bowl champ can now add a Guinness World Record to his resume because he caught a 625-foot pass from a helicopter!!! The Tampa Bay tight end took the field of Arizona Stadium, his alma mater, to make sure his name goes down in history. The 31-year-old proudly shared a video of first-year University of Arizona head football coach Jedd Fisch hyping up the team before his record-breaking attempt on Saturday, April 24. “625ft catch!” Rob wrote on social media. “Mr. World Record Breaker Wildcat in the house.”
Gronk is an honorary coach for Arizona, and the players went wild when he entered the stadium in the same #48 Wildcats jersey that he wore during his college days in 2007-2009.
“What we’re gonna do is we’re gonna make it a Guinness Book of World Record catch,” Coach Fisch told the team. “We’re gonna have the highest altitude catch that’s ever been done in the world. 600 feet in the air, we’re gonna have a helicopter drop a ball straight down, and we’re gonna set a Guinness Book of World Record, right here in front of all of you guys.”
The well-edited video shows how extreme the challenge was. It seemed like that sun was the biggest challenge for the 6’6″ star, and it ultimately took three attempts for the big man to make the clutch catch. He went nuts and delivered his famous Gronk spike before being overtaken by the excited Arizona players.
The NFL star’s video quickly earned the praise of his 4.4 million followers, but some VIPs felt compelled to tease Rob. Tom Brady cracked a joke at Gronks expense and commented, “Not sure I’ve ever seen you drop anything ?.”
Rob’s model girlfriend, Camille Kostek, also teased the fun-loving athlete. “you in this fit though ??,” she wrote, “the catch is cool too.”
His big brother was stoked to seed Rob back in the state of Arizona. “Can u please stop by our old house and make a hot tub appearance. Maybe do a quick slip and flip through the family room for a new world record,” he joked.