Is there anything Rob Gronkowski can’t do?
The former Arizona Wildcats star, back in town for the first time in a decade to serve as an honorary captain for the Spring Game, showed up on Friday and in typical Gronk fashion made a heck of an impression. And a heck of a catch.
A world-record catch, it turns out.
Donning a blue No. 48 jersey from his time with the UA (2007-08) as well as a helmet and shoulder pads, Gronk set a Guinness world record by catching a pass dropped 620 feet from a helicopter hovering over Arizona Stadium.
“Each time you step on the field, you’ve got to raise that bar another level baby,” Gronk said as he was surrounded by UA players, nearly all of whom were filming him on their phones. “And I just raised that bar to this level!”
Gronk will serve as honorary coach for Team Red in Arizona’s Spring Game, set for 12 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network, while ex-UA great Tedy Bruschi will be captain for Team Blue. The winning squad gets food trucks afterward, while the losing side is relegated to eating postgame hot dogs.