Rob Gronkowski Feb 10, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Rob Gronkowski appears on the red carpet prior to the NFL Honors awards presentation at YouTube Theater. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski is known for many things.

An illustrious career in the NFL as one of the most dynamic tight ends. Sure. Four Super Bowl championships? Definitely.

His singing voice? Eh — not so much. But that won’t stop him from belting out the song of the nation at the LA Bowl.

“It’s kind of like I’m the quarterback,” Gronkowski told TMZ, “and I have the best offensive line in front of me so they can make me look good.”

The bowl game, which will have Boise State and UCLA battling it out, was an instant “yes” for Gronk who has a history with the bowl.

Rob and his brother Chris both played in the bowl game in the 2008 Las Vegas Bowl while he attended Arizona. Quite the full-circle moment.

Gronk said he had been trying out his pipes for the bowl’s committee, and it didn’t get a lot of positive reviews.

“I got to keep practicing,” he said.

He’ll have plenty of time. He signed a multi-year deal to be the bowl’s host.

Gronk takes over for Jimmy Kimmel as the face of the event.

The matchup is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 16 at SoFi Stadium, home of both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers.


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