'Gronk' surprises NY student with visit, jersey
Updated: March 27, 2013
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Plenty of teenagers have replica jerseys of their
favorite NFL player. Tawfiq Baity (ter-FEEK' BAYE'-tee) 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
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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