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Gronk Throws First Pitch at Red Sox Fenway Opener

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    Edelman Exits Fenway Following Red Sox Home Opener

    Patriots receiver Julian Edleman gets ready to leave Fenway Park after participating in the Red Sox 2019 home opener ceremonies. Edelman threw out the ceremonial first pitch simultaneously with Stephon Gilmore and Rob Gronkowski.

    (Published Tuesday, April 9, 2019)

    Recently retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was among the Super Bowl champion Patriots who celebrated the Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon.

    Several Patriots players walked from left field to the pitcher's mound holding Super Bowl trophies following the national anthem. With their teammates gathered around them, Gronkowski, Stephon Gilmore, and Julian Edelman simultaneously threw ceremonial first pitches as the crowd cheered.

    After the pitches, the Patriots holding their trophies posed with Red Sox players and their World Series trophies.

    Gronkowski ended his career with three Super Bowl rings and 79 career touchdowns. He was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl five times, named to the AP All-Pro team four times and won the 2014 Comeback Player of the Year. He leads all NFL tight ends with a career average of 68.4 receiving yards per game.

    He played in 16 playoff games throughout his career, amassing 81 receptions, 1,163 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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