When you set the NFL single-season record for most touchdowns by a tight end, you get a tribute song made about you by Timbaland featuring Brasco.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, a second-round pick in 2010, has been larger than life this season, racking up an astounding 1,327 yards and 17 touchdowns in the regular season, then adding 232 yards and three touchdowns in two playoff games.
He's been an absolute monster, catching TD passes from Tom Brady, bouncing off defenders and dragging defenses across the field.
Now big-time recording artist Timbaland has produced "Gronk," a song celebrating one of the most popular players in the NFL, along with his semi-eponymous nickname.
Gronkowski may have a high ankle sprain and be listed as "questionable" for Super Bowl 2012 against the New York Giants, but you can bet he will play, especially when he's pumping himself up to songs like this before game time.
In addition to being a physical specimen and matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, the popularity of the former Arizona Wildcat has exploded due to his relentless motor and effort on every play. On a team coached by Bill Belichick, he fits right in.
The Patriots have made a habit of getting enormous production out of unheralded players, but you get the feeling that the Gronk is the real deal. He's been a major figure in the Pats' Super Bowl run this season, and it wouldn't surprise in the least should he be a pivotal figure and contributor come Sunday.
Watch out, folks, "Gronk" is here to stay.
Just ask Timbaland.