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Rob Gronkowski catches ball dropped from 600 feet, sets record

Rob Gronkowski has added a title to that of four-time Super Bowl champion: holder of a Guinness world record.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end is back at his college stomping grounds at Arizona this weekend, serving as an honorary coach for the Wildcats in their spring game on Saturday. And on Friday night, he did a little showing off, setting the record for the “highest altitude catch of an American football.”

A helicopter that hovered 600 field about the field at Arizona Stadium dropped balls down to the turf, and Gronkowski, looking into a bright sky, caught the third one. He broke the record of 563 set by Tyler Toney in Texas for the “Dude Perfect” video series on YouTube.

Gronkowski, who turns 32 next month, played two seasons at Arizona, 2007-08. His opposing honorary coach on Saturday is Tedy Bruschi, like Gronkowski a former member of the New England Patriots. He played for the Wildcats from 1991-95.

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