Four of the Five Gronkowski Brothers Played for the NFL

Sara Belcher - Author

Aug. 19 2020, Updated 7:06 p.m. ET

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Just because Rob Gronkowski is returning to the field doesn't mean his career in front of the camera is over. After recently un-retiring himself from the NFL to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their new tight end, some thought this meant Rob would be retiring from media. Instead, the football player has decided to bring more of the Gronkowski team online with the announcement of a new YouTube channel

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The channel, aptly titled "The Gronks," will feature Rob and his four brothers. Together, the brothers have more than 7 million followers across their respective platforms, and less than a week after announcing the YouTube channel, The Gronks already has almost 3,000 subscribers.

All five brothers were born and raised in Buffalo, NY before their respective athletic careers, and have since been taking their skills to the internet. Between their fitness apparel line, Gronk Nation, and their Gronk Fitness gyms and products, the brothers have established themselves as a tried and true team of athletes.

Before tuning into their channel to see what antics they get up to in their daily lives, here's everything you need to know about Rob's brothers.

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Gordie Gronkowski Jr.

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Named after their father, Gordie is the only Gronkowski brother who didn't have a career in the NFL – but that's because his skills were better suited for baseball.

Gordie initially joined the Minor League Baseball team the Los Angeles Angels in 2006 before transferring to the Southern Illinois Frontier in 2008, according to Gronk Nation. After retiring from baseball, Gordie now handles expanding the Gronk Fitness brand, organizing the opening of new gyms.

Dan Gronkowski

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The second-oldest Gronkowski brother was drafted to the NFL while pursuing his MBA, being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2009. His NFL career spanned four years, as he was traded to the Denver Broncos before signing with the New England Patriots in 2011. Dan ended his football career with the Cleveland Browns, officially retiring in 2013. 

Dan is now in charge of marketing and product development with Gronk Fitness.

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Chris Gronkowski

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Chris' career in the NFL spanned three years, in which he was traded between the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, and the San Diego Chargers. He retired in 2013 after receiving an injury settlement.

Since his retirement, Chris has been pursuing different business ventures. He and his wife, Brittany, opened an engraving company called Everything Decorated, and Chris pioneered the stainless steel shaker bottle known as the Ice Shaker™. 

Glenn Gronkowski

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The youngest Gronkowski brother by four years, Glenn started his career in the NFL close to home. Glenn is the only Gronkowski brother to play for the Buffalo Bills, who he was initially drafted with as the starting fullback. He was then traded to the New England Patriots, where he helped bring home the team's fifth Super Bowl ring. 

Glenn retired in 2017 and has since moved to Texas. He works with his brothers on their family business endeavors, creating content for Gronk Nation.

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