Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can now add Guinness World Record Holder to his resume. On Friday he successfully caught a pass thrown from a helicopter!
He and his former teammate Tedy Bruschi were filling in as honorary head coaches for their old college team The University of Arizona Wildcats for their annual Spring game, when he completed the record breaking feat. Gronk stood at mid-field in the Wildcats' stadium in Tucson, as a helicopter hovered 600 feet above him. A football was tossed down, and after three attempts Gronk finally caught a pass. I wonder, was that Brady up there in that helicopter? And of course, after the catch, Rob spiked the ball into the ground.
Coach Jedd Fisch said, it's “The highest altitude catch that’s ever been done in the world.”
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