Maryland 28, Virginia 26 - October 14, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
On Gronkowski: Second-year player who has worked his way into the rotation at fullback ... played well enough in the spring to challenge for playing time behind Tim Cesa ... an Iron Terp with the eighth-highest strength index on the team and tops among running backs.
2005 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A three-year letterwinner at Williamsville North High School in Williamsville, N.Y. ... averaged 6.2 yards per carry his senior year while posting 453 receiving yards ... also made 82 tackles on defense, forcing four fumbles and recording a pair of defensive touchdowns ... an all-league and second team All-Western New York pick ... also lettered three years in baseball ... recruited by Penn, Buffalo and New Hampshire to name a few ... high school coach was Mike Mammolitti.
Personal: Chris Gronkowski was born December 26, 1986 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... son of Gordon and Diane Gronkowski ... is the third of five brothers ... National Honor Society ... father lettered three years as an offensive guard at Syracuse ... brother, Dan, is a tight end for the Terps ... brother, Gordie, Jr., is a senior first baseman at Jacksonville (Fla.) University ... enrolled in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.