Gronk sets World Record by catching football dropped by helicopter

Rob Gronkowski sets world record by catching football dropped from 600 feet above ground
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Rob Gronkowski is officially a Guinness World Record

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end visited his alma mater at the University of Arizona on Saturday to talk to the football team and also set a world record after catching a football dropped from a helicopter 600 feet above Arizona Stadium.

Gronkowski dropped the first two attempts before reeling in the third to set the world record. The previous world record was 563 feet, set by YouTuber Tyler Toney in 2017.

Gronkowski played for the Wildcats from 2007-08, catching 75 passes for 1,197 yards and 16 touchdowns. The New England Patriots selected him in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He is a four-time Super Bowl champion, five-time Pro Bowler, four-time All-Pro and now a world record holder.