Watch: Rob Gronkowski catches football dropped out of helicopter from 600 feet


Rob Gronkowski might have just set the world record for the most Rob Gronkowski thing ever.

The fun-loving football legend, fresh off an NFL comeback capped by winning Super Bowl LV alongside fellow former Patriots standout Tom Brady, pulled off a fittingly bizarre stunt during an appearance at his alma mater's spring game this week.

The University of Arizona product was apparently brought in to get the Wildcats players hyped up for the annual scrimmage -- and he did just that by setting a "world record" by catching a football that was dropped from a helicopter hovering some 600 feet above Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

Gronk whiffed on his first two attempts at the trick play -- even slamming his helmet in frustration after one of the aborted tries -- before getting it right.

After he made "history," Gronk was swarmed by Wildcats players and coaches, including fellow Arizona and Pats alum Tedy Bruschi, who is serving as a special advisor to head coach Jedd Fisch.

"Every time you step on the field, you've got to raise the bar to another level, baby," Gronkowski said. "And I just raised that bar to this level."

Fisch called it the "highest altitude catch that's ever been done in the world."

In a video produced by the school, Gronk is first introduced to Wildcats players as one of the "top alum" in the football program's history.

The four-time Super Bowl winner donned an Arizona helmet and his old No. 48 for the outing.

New England drafted Gronkowski out of Arizona in the second round in 2010, 42nd overall. The four-time All-Pro spent the first nine years of his career with the Patriots, before retiring after the 2018 season. He returned in 2020, joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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