Rob Gronkowski now has the most catches by a tight end in Super Bowl history.
The New England Patriots tight end brought in a 19-yard reception from Tom Brady midway through the first quarter on Sunday in their matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, marking his 18th career catch in the Super Bowl, the most by any tight end in NFL history.
Rob Gronkowski now has 18 career catches in the Super Bowl.
That breaks a tie with Jay Novacek for the most catches by a TE in Super Bowl history. pic.twitter.com/CpGxa0Z0oT
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 3, 2019
Gronkowsk was previously tied with former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek, who recorded 17 catches in three Super Bowl appearances.
The 29-year-old — who has played in four Super Bowls for the Patriots — had nine receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns in their 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl last season, which helped him move up the list significantly. Gronkowski had six receptions in the Super Bowl in 2016, and two in 2012.
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Heading into Sunday’s game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Gronkowski has recorded 602 receptions for 8,937 yards and 91 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Patriots.
Gronkowski finished the night with six receptions for 87 yards, bringing his career total to 23. The Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 on Sunday.
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