Gronkowski returned to his alma mater, the University of Arizona, to achieve the feat, even donning his pads, helmet and a jersey with his old No. 48 その上に.
After struggling with the first two attempts, the usually surehanded Gronkowski caught the third, producing a famous “Gronk Spike” on the ball before being swarmed by the current Arizona players.
“Every time you step on the field, you’ve got to raise that bar to another level, 赤ちゃん,” Gronkowski told the media afterward. “And I just raised that bar to this level.”
グロンコウスキー, along with his former New England Patriots teammate Tedy Bruschi, were serving as honorary coaches for the Wildcats’ spring game on Saturday.
The record-breaking feat will see his name entered into the Guinness Book of World Records — and he didn’t even need Tom Brady.