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Rob Gronkowski Retires After Four Super Bowl Wins & 11 Seasons in the NFL

Rob Gronkowski unretired to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he’s finally ready to say goodbye. After 11 seasons in the NFL and four Super Bowl victories under his belt, Gronk officially announced his retirement on social media this Tuesday. Gronkowski released a lengthy official statement on Twitter, saying he’s “walking away from football again with [his] head held high knowing [he] gave it everything [he] had." He recalled a touching moment in college when he wished to be a part of the Buccaneers and thanked the team for making his dream come true. “And let me tell ya, the journey in Tampa over the last 2 years has blown away what I originally wrote about in college, big time. And for this, I want to thank the whole entire first-class Buccaneers organization for an amazing ride, trusting me to come back to play and help build a championship team,” wrote Gronk. Gronkowski spent the first nine seasons of his NFL career with the New England Patriots, where he won three Super Bowls, in addition to being named to a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He was planning to retire after leaving the team in 2018, but had a change of heart and joined the Buccaneers in 2020, winning another Super Bowl title by their side.