There aren’t numerous things Rob Gronkowski has struggled at.
He’s won the Super Bowl four times, holds the record for most touchdowns by a tight end in a single season and is viewed as truly best at the position in NFL history.
What’s more, presently, he can add a Guinness World Record to his ever-expanding résumé.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneer got an American football dropped from a helicopter hovering 600 feet in the air, breaking the record for the highest altitude catch.
Gronkowski got back to his place of alma mater, the University of Arizona, to achieve the feat, even donning his pads, helmet and a jersey with his old No. 48 on it.
After to battling with the initial two attempts, the typically surehanded Gronkowski got the third, delivering an 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, baby,” Gronkowski told the media afterward. “And I just raised that bar to this level.”
Gronkowski, alongside his former New England Patriots teammate Tedy Bruschi, were filling in as honorary coaches for the Wildcats’ spring game on Saturday.
The record-breaking accomplishment will see his name entered into the Guinness Book of World Records – and he didn’t require Tom Brady.