Just hours from Super Bowl XLIX, Rob Gronkowski finds himself the AP Comeback Player of the Year after receiving 27 out of 50 votes.
The New England Patriots tight end caught 82 passes for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns during the regular season, and he’s since caught 10 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns during the postseason on the way to a meeting with the Seattle Seahawks.
All of which has come just 14 months after Gronkowski’s 2013 season ended while running a seam route against the Cleveland Browns in Week 15.
The 6-foot-6, 265-pound target suffered a torn ACL, MCL and a concussion in that December matchup, but he’s since been named to a first-team All-Pro and a Pro Bowler for the third time in his career.
Gronkowski was also named Comeback Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America on Jan. 16.