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‘Gronk’ Surprises NY Student with Visit, Jersey

(Photo Courtesy: New England Patriots)

(Photo Courtesy: New England Patriots)

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Plenty of teenagers have replica jerseys of their favorite NFL player. Tawfiq Baity had his hand-delivered by his football idol.

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski surprised the 17-year-old junior at Lockport High School outside Buffalo by walking into his history class Tuesday morning and handing him a New England jersey with Gronkowski’s name and number 87.

Gronkowski is the teen’s favorite player on his favorite team. Gronkowski was accompanied by his brother, Dan, a tight end for the Cleveland Browns. The brothers grew up in the nearby Buffalo suburb of Williamsville.

Baity has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. He came to Gronkowski’s attention after appearing in a “get-well” video Lockport students produced for the player after he broke his arm late last season.

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