Friday October 30th, 2015

Rob Gronkowski is currently known for being a big and strong tight end for the New England Patriots, but before he was a grown-up football player, he was just your average big and strong 5-year old, as seen in this video of him destroying a piñata.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski -Gronk has had hands since Day 1. He was more concerned with candy than footballs when he was younger though.

Posted by NFL on CBS on Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Not only does Gronkowski give the candy-filled animal a solid whack, but also he uses his height and hands to grab the lion's share of the goodies once the piñata is opened up.

Is it possible that the secret to Gronkowski’s success as a receiver is that the Patriots told him footballs are filled with candy? We cannot know for sure, but it seems like a reasonable guess.

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