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Published: March 24, 2019 at 08:21 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats: Rob Gronkowski

After 9 seasons with the New England Patriots, The New England Patriots tight end announced on Instagram on Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL. Take a look at some of the mind-boggling stats of Gronkowski's career.

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  • Since being drafted by the Patriots 42nd overall in the 2nd round during the 2010 NFL Draft, Rob Gronkowski has won 3 Super Bowl Championships with the New England Patriots (XLIX, LI, LIII). Gronk is also a 5-time Pro Bowler, and a 4-time First-Team All-Pro selection. 7

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    Ring, ring, and ring

    Since being drafted by the Patriots 42nd overall in the 2nd round during the 2010 NFL Draft, Rob Gronkowski has won 3 Super Bowl Championships with the New England Patriots (XLIX, LI, LIII). Gronk is also a 5-time Pro Bowler, and a 4-time First-Team All-Pro selection.

  • Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice is the only player with more career postseason receiving touchdowns than Gronk (22). Gronkowski and Hall of Fame wide receiver John Stallworth are tied for second with 12 apiece. 6

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    Playoff point maker

    Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice is the only player with more career postseason receiving touchdowns than Gronk (22). Gronkowski and Hall of Fame wide receiver John Stallworth are tied for second with 12 apiece.

  • Tom Brady has a higher passer rating (124.0) when targeting Rob Gronkowski during his career than any other player (minimum of 100 targets). 5

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    Brady, to Gronk

    Tom Brady has a higher passer rating (124.0) when targeting Rob Gronkowski during his career than any other player (minimum of 100 targets).

  • Rob Gronkowski has scored 80 career touchdowns (79 receiving, 1 rushing), the most in Patriots franchise history. 4

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    Franchise scorer

    Rob Gronkowski has scored 80 career touchdowns (79 receiving, 1 rushing), the most in Patriots franchise history.

  • Tom Brady and Gronkowski have connected for 12 touchdowns in the playoffs, tied for the most postseason touchdown by quarterback-receiver duo in NFL history; Joe Montana and Jerry Rice also combined for 12 playoff touchdowns. 3

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    Historical duo

    Tom Brady and Gronkowski have connected for 12 touchdowns in the playoffs, tied for the most postseason touchdown by quarterback-receiver duo in NFL history; Joe Montana and Jerry Rice also combined for 12 playoff touchdowns.

  • Rob Gronkowski has 521 career receptions, 7,861 career receiving yards, and 79 career receiving touchdowns. In his playoff career, Gronk has 81 receptions, 1,163 receiving yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns. 2

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    Career numbers

    Rob Gronkowski has 521 career receptions, 7,861 career receiving yards, and 79 career receiving touchdowns. In his playoff career, Gronk has 81 receptions, 1,163 receiving yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns.

  • Rob Gronkowski has by far the most career postseason receiving yards by a tight end (1,163). Dallas Clark and Ketih Jackson trail with 847 and 834 yards respectively, and Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe comes in 4th with 814 yards. Gronk ranks 9th all-time in postseason receiving yards, regardless of position. 1

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    Postseason hands

    Rob Gronkowski has by far the most career postseason receiving yards by a tight end (1,163). Dallas Clark and Ketih Jackson trail with 847 and 834 yards respectively, and Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe comes in 4th with 814 yards. Gronk ranks 9th all-time in postseason receiving yards, regardless of position.