News ID: 302537
Published: 0836 GMT April 27, 2021

US NFL star catches football dropped 600 feet out of helicopter, sets world record

US NFL star catches football dropped 600 feet out of helicopter, sets world record
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Coming off an epic performance in Super Bowl LV, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end the National Football League (NFL) star Rob Gronkowski pulled off an incredible, record-breaking catch at his alma mater’s spring game earlier this week, foxnews.com wrote on Monday.

Gronkowski, who played college football at the University of Arizona in the US state of Arizona, was brought in to get the players on the team hyped up for the annual scrimmage, and that consisted of the former All-Pro [an honor bestowed upon professional American football players that designates the best player at each position during a given season] setting a Guinness World Record for "the highest altitude catch that's ever been done in the world," according to Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch. All-Pro is an honor bestowed upon professional American football players that designates the best player at each position during a given season.

A football was over 600 feet up in the air in a helicopter that was circling around Arizona Stadium in Tucson. Gronkowski failed to haul in the first two footballs that were dropped from the sky, but after he secured the third ball, Arizona players and coaches ran up to Gronkowski in excitement and he spiked the football into the turf, which is what he famously does after scoring touchdowns.

"Every time you step on the field, you've got to raise the bar to another level, baby," Gronkowski said to the players afterward. "And I just raised that bar to this level."

 

   
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