Gronk to serve as Oscars correspondent

February, 14, 2013
2/14/13
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On the field, there's very little that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't capable of doing.

As it turns out, he's open to trying some new off-field ventures as well. The 23-year-old tight end will serve as the Oscars Red Carpet correspondent for the "Rich Eisen Podcast" on NFL.com (link here).

The Oscars are set to take place Sunday, Feb. 24, and Gronkowski will man the duty handled by former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward last year.

After finishing the season on injured reserve following a second break in his left forearm, Gronkowski has already made offseason headlines for dancing on a stage in Las Vegas and wrestling a friend while wearing a large sling on the arm. He was later photographed wearing a T-shirt saying "Sorry for partying," which caught the attention of many.

Gronkowski's ever-growing popularity has coincided with production on the field when healthy, as he was voted a Pro Bowl starter in 2012 despite missing five games, and finished with 11 touchdowns.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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