Former Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski, younger brother of New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski, has signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. Gronkowski’s signing was announced on the Bills’ official website, and both Gronkowski and his brother took to Twitter with statements of their own.
Congrats lil bro @ggronko signing with our hometown Buffalo Bills. It's all about getting an opportunity and capitalizing. Go pats! 😉🏉
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 30, 2016
Gronkowski grew up in nearby Williamsville, New York, about 20 minutes away from Buffalo, so this is quite the homecoming for him. In three years with the Wildcats, he established himself as more of a pass-catching fullback and had 15 receptions for 369 yards and five touchdowns. He’s not as big as his Super Bowl-winning brother, but is still built pretty solidly at 6-foot-3, 234 pounds.
“He’s the new-age fullback … A guy that can play a little H-back, play a little fullback, play a little tight end, so that’s game-day versatility,” said Bills GM Doug Whaley. “That’s a guy at 46 on your 46-man roster during game day that can play three different positions and special teams, so I think a guy like that definitely has a chance.”
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