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Glenn Gronkowski accepts Senior Bowl invitation

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Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski, the younger brother of New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski, will try his hand at tight end later this month at the Reese's Senior Bowl.


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Gronkowski's accepted invitation to the annual all-star game was confirmed by the official Senior Bowl twitter account. Gronkowski (6-foot-3, 234 pounds) will enter the 2016 NFL Draft as an underclassman, his father confirmed earlier this month. The fourth-year junior is eligible to participate in the Senior Bowl as a December graduate, a policy which the game has had in place for three years. Gronkowski carried 11 times for 45 yards on the season as a fullback for the Wildcats, being counted on primarily as a blocker.

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If Gronkowski makes an NFL roster, he'll become the fourth Gronkowski brother to do so, along with Dan and Chris, who are no longer in the league.

The Senior Bowl also confirmed accepted invitations from Minnesota WR K.J. Maye, North Dakota State OL Joe Haeg, Southeast Missouri WR Paul McRoberts, Maryland DT Quinton Jefferson and Michigan State DE Lawrence Thomas. Many of the nation's top seniors gather for a week in Mobile, Ala., for the annual event, allowing NFL coaches, personnel executives and scouts to evaluate them based on a weigh-in, personal interviews, practices and, finally, the game.

The Senior Bowl will be played Jan. 30 and broadcast on NFL Network.

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