With only one catch, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had a quiet first half against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, but he came alive early in the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gronkowski caught four passes on the eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive, including a five-yard touchdown that drew the Patriots to within three points of the Eagles, 22-19, with 12:15 remaining in the third quarter of play.
On second-and-goal from the Philadelphia five-yard line, Gronkowski ran straight down the field on the left side of the field, reverse-spun to remain in front of the coverage and provided an open throwing lane for quarterback Tom Brady, who muscled the ball through the window for his first passing touchdown of Super Bowl LII.
On the second and third plays of the drive, Gronkowski caught passes for gains of 25 and 24 yards, respectively. Then, two plays before the touchdown, Gronkowski hauled in a 14-yard throw from Brady.