New heights: Pass from helicopter helps Rob Gronkowski set world record
Rob Gronkowski now owns a world record.
Saturday, the Tampa Bay tight end was a special guest coach for Arizona’s spring game, along with former New England linebacker Tedy Bruschi. But before the game, Gronk took the opportunity to make his mark in history, catching a pass from a helicopter.
According to ESPN, Gronkowski hauled in a football that was dropped 600 feet from a chopper. It took him three attempts to make the catch. Videos captured the world record:
Rob Gronkowski and Tedy Bruschi are the honorary head coaches for the University of Arizona’s spring game. But before the game, Gronk set a world world record because…he’s Gronk. pic.twitter.com/RuSCZPUFQU
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 24, 2021
🚨 GRONK WORLD RECORD 🚨
He caught a football dropped from a helicopter that was 600 feet above him!
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 24, 2021
So, not only is Gronkowski still one of the best tight ends currently playing in the NFL, he’s now a world record holder. And as many tough catches as he’s hauled in over the course of his career, this one had to be the most difficult.