‘Gronk’ surprises NY student with visit, jersey
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 No. 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
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.