Found April 27, 2013 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
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MANHATTAN, Kan. Heads up, Little Apple: Youre about to get Gronkd. Rob Gronkowski the dancing, wrestling, Pro-Bowl tight end of the New England Patriots made his first trip to Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, where he watched his little brother Glenn knock heads in Kansas States annual spring football game. "Its cool," Gronkowski said after his baby bro, a redshirt freshman fullback with the Wildcats, caught an 8-yard touchdown pass with the first-team offense. "Its a nice campus. Nice facilities. Nice stadium and all. And everyones cool out here. So, its a great place. Im glad my brothers here." The youngest Gronkowski had a solid day, too, rushing for 19 yards on four carries with the Purple (first-team) offense and catching two passes for 16 more yards. "My brother killed it," Rob said of Glenn. "He did a good job. I havent seen him play since high school, so about three years ago. He had a couple nice runs, a couple first downs and he scored a touchdown. "But hes about to get some treatment tonight because he didnt spike (the ball). So hes gonna be getting some punishment tonight." "The treatment," Glenn explained later, is a little family love tap, an old Gronkowski tradition a painful one, too. "Its just a little thing (where) you push your hand as hard as you can against their neck," the K-State fullback said. "It makes you laugh at the same time as it hurts, so you cant control yourself. "When I was young, that was how I used to beat Rob up, because thats the only way I could. So thats what we do to each other now." Those wacky Gronkowskis were loud and proud at the stadium Saturday, posing for pictures with K-State fans and, for the most part, giving their baby brother a ton of grief. "Yeah, we really though he was the punter when he first came out," Rob cracked when asked about his bro, who wears the number 48 the same digits as punter Ethan Hamms. "Because there were two 48s." "I mean, I could hear them every time," Glenn sighed. "I could basically hear them over everyone in the whole entire stadium." They could be heard around town, too. Rob was spotted on Twitter late Friday night hanging out in Aggieville, the campus restaurantparty district, including a stop at Kites Grille & Bar, a Manhattan staple. When a TV type asked if hed had a chance to sample the local bar scene, the Patriots tight end replied, "No," then grinned as reporters chuckled at the lie. "All righty, we out," Gronkowski then said, quickly, turning to leave. "We gotta get rolling. Catch ya later." The big receiver is recovering from issues with his left forearm, with reports earlier this month that Gronkowski will likely require surgery to remove the plate inserted into the arm because of an infection. As he waved good-bye to the cameras, another reporter asked the New England star how his arm was coming along. To that, Gronk just kept on walking. "Thats why I left before those questions could be asked," he said, smiling but never breaking stride. You can follow Sean Keeler on Twitter @seankeeler or email him at seanmkeeler@gmail.com
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