The Duel

VIDEO: Remembering When Rob Gronkowski Ran Through 5 Colts Defenders for a Touchdown

Zach Brunner
Rob Gronkowski beat five defenders for the touchdown.
Rob Gronkowski beat five defenders for the touchdown. /
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While the prime is gone for one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, it was exciting news when we recently heard Rob Gronkowski would be coming out of retirement to join Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gronk's entire career has been a highlight reel, as one of the most dominating players to ever play.

One of the most memorable plays of Gronkowski's career came against the Indianapolis Colts, when he ran through five defenders, finishing in the end zone for his famous spike.

What started as a simple pass out to the sideline for a third down conversion quickly turned into much more. A strong spin move got the first defender's hands off of Gronkowski. Then, it was his strength and speed that was on full display.

To bring someone as strong and athletic as Gronk down, you have bring the pads and wrap him up. The Colts found this out the hard way, with defenders taking bad angles and reaching to tackle the big man.

Mid-way through the fourth quarter, the New England Patriots seemed to be in full control of their win anyways. However, this unbelievable play by Gronkowski was the dagger, sealing his team's victory, with one of the more memorable of his 92 career touchdowns.


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