Wildcats in the NFL

Gronkowkski to serve knowledge and Gronk-tinis at women’s football clinic

[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]


[ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]


While former Arizona Wildcats tight end Rob Gronkowski missed the first six weeks of the season he was perfecting his “Gronk-tini”.

He also was working on his charm for the ladies in the process.

Any female who attends Gronkowski’s ‘Football 101 Women’s Clinic’ on Nov. 11 will be served a Gronk-tini afterward. That highlights the $99 clinic that’s being held at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass.

Other than sipping on the Gronk-tini, attendees will get a T-shirt, a photo with Gronkowski and a Gronk autograph. Ladies may drink all the Gronk-tinis they can during a cocktail hour before the clinic. Beer, wine, coffee and dessert will also be served.

A day earlier, Gronkowski will hold a football camp at a Boston-area high school for kids in grades 1-8. Later that evening, he’ll watch Sunday Night Football with Citi Card holders at Bar Louie in Patriots Place, taking pictures, signing autographs, and interacting with everyone who pays $87 (his uniform number) to spend the Patriots’ idle Sunday with him.


The answer to Lance Briggs’ question in his Tweet to the left: 10.5 sacks. Briggs, out at least six weeks with a fracture shoulder, was a running back his freshman season at Arizona.


[table “” not found /]

[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]


[ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

Quick hits:

— Former UA receiver Juron Criner has yet to play because he is No. 6 on Oakland’s wide receiver depth chart. Criner told the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times that he is not allowing the lack of playing time to frustrate him.

— Criner was the primary target of former teammate Nick Foles at Arizona. Foles won’t start for Philadelphia this Sunday and his availability is unknown after suffering a concussion last week against Dallas. Foles appeared tentative and inaccurate last week. A week after winning NFC offensive player of the week for his effort against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Foles had a passer rating of just 46.2 against Dallas.

— Former UA quarterback Matt Scott is in London with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who play San Francisco on Sunday. Scott has the opportunity travel out of the country the first time in his life because the Jaguars must practice in the days leading to the game. He posted an Instagram picture of the pounds he received from his American dollars.


This site will periodically run statistic updates on former Wildcats who are active in the NFL throughout the season. The stats below are through last week’s games.

[table “” not found /]

[table “” not found /]

[table “” not found /]

[table “” not found /]

[table “” not found /]

* — Criner listed as inactive to this point of season (coach’s decision)

An overall list of UA players active in the NFL:

Lance Briggs, LB, Chicago Bears
Eben Britton, G, Chicago Bears
Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona Cardinals
Juron Criner, WR, Oakland Raiders
Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Folk, PK, New York Jets
Robert Golden, S, Pittsburgh Steelers
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
Spencer Larsen, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Earl Mitchell, NT, Houston Texans
Brooks Reed, LB, Houston Texans

List of former UA players on practice squads:

Dan Buckner, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fendi Onobun, TE, Chicago Bears
D’Aundre Reed, DE, San Francisco 49ers
Matt Scott, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

WILDABOUTAZCATS.net publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report, Lindy’s College Sports and TucsonCitizen.com.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
To Top