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A major honor for former Arizona Wildcat tight end Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

With 17 receiving touchdowns, Rob Gronkowski has done a lot of spiking this season. Photo by Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

The honors keep rolling in, deservedly so, for former Arizona Wildcats tight end Rob Gronkowski. He made the prestigious NFL All-Pro team, as selected by the AP.

Gronkowski, earlier selected to the Pro Bowl game, set NFL records for receiving yards for a tight end (1,327) and touchdowns for a tight end (17) in his second season with the New England Patriots.

“I don’t even care about that anymore,” he told reporters on Wednesday, talking about the regular season.

“It’s a one-game season now. All that kind of stuff, whatever we did, our records, our win-loss column, that doesn’t matter anymore. That’s all in the past. It’s a one-game season now and that’s all we’re worried about.”

Gronkowski and the Patriots have a bye this week while awaiting their first postseason foe.

Other former Wildcats in the playoffs are defensive tackle Earl Mitchell and outside linebacker Brooks Reed (Houston, vs. Cincinnati on Saturday), and fullback Spencer Larsen (Denver, vs. Pittsburgh on Sunday).

Rookie free agent offensive tackle Adam Grant is on the Broncos’ practice squad.

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