The softer side of NFL player Rob Gronkowski

Sweet Spot

Gronk is known for getting rough and tough on the football field, but watch out — this New England Patriots tight end also has a sweet side.

No. 87 loves to spend time with his fans — shaking hands, signing autographs, and taking selfies, of course. When he’s not making time for Gronk nation, he’s tackling a few other things, like crafting — yes, Gronkowski isn’t afraid to get creative with paper, glue, and scissors. He’s also got some serious skills in the kitchen. Someone get Top Chef producers on the phone, quick!

Holidays are meant for celebrating, and Gronk goes all out dressing up as Santa Claus. He’s a kid at heart, and that’s why children are very important to him. Gronkowski started the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation to help kids focus on health, education, and fitness. The organization’s mission is to inspire young people to “stay actively involved in school and sports and provide them with the tools needed to help them follow their dreams and live a happy and more successful life.”

Talk about a major touchdown!

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