Gronkowski enters draft

Updated: January 15, 2010, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

Arizona junior tight end Rob Gronkowski announced Friday he's entering the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Gronkowski, who had been projected as the top tight end in the nation, missed the entire season following back surgery. He said Friday that he received clearance from the surgeon who performed a microdiscectomy on his back on Sept. 24.

Drew Rosenhaus will represent him.

The 20-year-old Gronkowski caught 75 passes for 1,197 yards and 16 touchdowns in 23 games over two seasons and holds a dozen school single-season and career records for tight ends.

Information from ESPN's Joe Schad and The Associated Press was used in this report.


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