Rob Gronkowski, WNY native & thorn in Buffalo Bills' side, officially retires

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The star 29-year-old tight end heralded his decision on Sunday with a lengthy post on Instagram, marking the end of a sparkling nine-year career.

Gronk is retiring from football after nine seasons in the NFL, all with the New England Patriots. Rob Gronkowski has played his last game as a member of the New England Patriots. He caught an 11-yard touchdown on the very next play, by the way. Rawley spoke with TMZ Sports on Monday, and said he was confident that Gronkowski would be back in a WWE ring soon.

According to ESPN, "Gronkowski played in 115 regular-season games, totaling 521 receptions for 7,861 yards".

Gronkowski faced retirement questions all week leading up to Super Bowl LIII, and he answered them as honestly as he could, saying that he'd have to wait until the season ended to decide on his future.

The tight end, who turns 30 in May, made the announcement on Instagram, saying: 'It's time to move forward and move forward with a big smile'. Pats Nation is definitely going to feel the loss of Gronkowski.

The three-time Super Bowl champ finished his career with 79 TDs as he and Tom Brady teamed up to be a dominant duo during his career.

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"Cheers to all who have been part of the journey", he wrote, "cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertainty of what's next". He took his breakout 2011 season to another level in the Patriots' 45-10 blowout win over the Broncos in the divisional round, when he dove and snatched the ball as he toppled to the turf, keeping his hands under the ball and maintaining control. He has the most touchdowns per game of any tight end in history, and is also second in all-time postseason touchdown receptions among all players.

It's an end of an era in New England as the fan-favorite will no longer catching balls from Brady.

The Arizona product retires as one of the greatest tight ends in National Football League history.

He may very well be the biggest mismatch - too big for safeties and cornerbacks and too fast for linebackers - in the history of offensive football as a receiver, while also being the best blocking tight end the game has ever seen.

The athlete went on to thank all of his fans for standing by him throughout his career.

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