There were two sides to Rob Gronkowski.
On the field, he was a colossus who was virtually unstoppable at full strength. Away from it, he was an ever-quotable life of the party.
Both versions of the man gave us a lifetime's worth of memories in the nine years since he entered the NFL. Below are the top 10 plays of Gronk's career, along with his 10 most viral moments:
The last catch of Gronkowski's career may also have been the most important. With Super Bowl LIII tied 3-3 in the fourth quarter, Gronk set up the winning touchdown with this 29-yard reception in double coverage. The next play was the only touchdown of the game.
Much like in the ensuing Super Bowl, a massive Gronkowski grab immediately led to a fourth-quarter touchdown in the 2018 AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. On this play, Gronk "Moss'd" safety Eric Berry after manhandling him for much of the game.
On fourth-and-goal with just 17 seconds left in the 2015 AFC Championship Game versus Denver, Gronk made an acrobatic catch in the back of the end zone that kept the Patriots' title hopes alive. However, they failed to tie the game on the subsequent 2-point conversion.
Before injuries sapped many of his powers, Gronk possessed almost superhuman strength. The 2011 Redskins found that out the hard way.
How do you tackle a "runaway truck"? The Colts certainly had no answer on this play.
With his twice-broken left arm, Gronk reached all the way back for one of the best catches of his career.
While not necessarily known for his footwork, Gronk added a pirouette at the goal line during this difficult catch
One of the Gronkiest plays wasn't even a catch. The tight end memorably blocked Colts safety Sergio Brown all the way off the field and later said he simply "threw him out of the club." Tap here for the full play.
On this play, Gronk shrugged off virtually the entire Browns defense and came less than an inch shy of an all-time touchdown. It was impressive nonetheless.
One catch. One yard. One TD. Gronk the touchdown monster was officially born on Sept. 12, 2010.
Gronk introduced himself to a wider audience when his hard-partying style - while he wore a Minions hat - at the 2015 Super Bowl parade went viral.
From that point on, Gronk was always the center of attention at the team's championship celebrations.
Gronkowski can pretty much be summed up in three words: "I am party."
Nothing made the lovable goof happier than discussing his favorite digits.
Gronk has the ideal nickname, physique, and persona for the world of wrestling, and he fit right in during a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 33.
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Before they did battle at Super Bowl XLIX, Gronk and former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch played a friendly, explicit, and hilarious game of "Mortal Kombat."
After Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey made international headlines in 2017, he and Gronk had some fun with the storyline at the Boston Red Sox home opener.
Gronk and his fam appeared on "Celebrity Family Feud" at the height of the Deflategate scandal.
Gronk and erotic fan fiction. It happened.
The tight end let it all hang out in a nude photo shoot for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue in 2012.
In 2016, Gronkowski and his family took the party to a cruise ship, where twerking and grinding to Flo Rida was only one part of the boozy festivities.
Thanks for all the memories, Gronk.