The youngest of five Gronkowski brothers, Glenn follows in the footsteps of his older brother Rob, a tight end for the New England Patriots, as well as brothers Dan and Chris, both former NFL players.
Glenn Gronkowski, a native of the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville, tweeted about signing with his hometown team shortly after the draft concluded Saturday evening:
Staying home. Go bills!— Glenn Gronkowski (@ggronko) April 30, 2016
Rob Gronkowski also tweeted congratulations to his younger brother:
Congrats lil bro @ggronko signing with our hometown Buffalo Bills. It's all about getting an opportunity and capitalizing. Go pats! 😉🏉— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 30, 2016
Glenn Gronkowski played in 13 games each of the past three seasons for Kansas State, making 20 starts. He earned second-team All-Big 12 honors in 2015 and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2014.
"He's the new-age fullback," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said of Gronkowski last week. "A guy that can play a little H-back, play a little fullback, play a little tight end, so that's game-day versatility. That's a guy at 46 on your 46-man roster during game day that can play three different positions and special teams, so I think a guy like that definitely has a chance."