While his older brother was making headlines during his visit to Manhattan over the weekend, Glenn Gronkowski was showing Kansas State fans what he may be capable of next season.
The redshirt freshman fullback was one of the Wildcats’ top young performers at the spring game on Saturday.
Gronkowski, who served as the first-string fullback for the Purple Team, rushed for 19 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 16 yards and a touchdown. He showed both promise and toughness while making two highlight plays.
The first came on a third-and-one, when he took a handoff up the middle and muscled his way through a pile of tacklers for a first down.
The second was an eight-yard catch and run for a touchdown. On the play, he caught a pass from Jake Waters just short of the end zone and absorbed a hard hit near the goal line. The would-be tackler fell back, but Gronkowski stayed vertical and sauntered in for a touchdown.