Williamsville native Rob Gronkowski drafted by Patriots

July 8, 2010 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 3:29 PM EDT

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July 8, 2010 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 3:29 PM EDT

(WKBW.com) Williamsville native , and Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday night. The Patriots moved up in a trade with the Oakland Raiders to select Gronkowski with the 42nd choice overall.



Gronkowski missed all of last season at Arizona with a back injury, but was still considered one of the top tight ends in the draft. He caught 75 passes for 1,197 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Wildcats.



Gronkowski was a three year standout at Williamsville North, before going to Pennsylvania for his senior year.