Arizona product Rob Gronkowski loses Territorial Cup bet with Sun Devil

Dec 1, 2021, 7:01 PM | Updated: Dec 2, 2021, 11:27 am

A resigned-looking Rob Gronkowski posed with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers coworker for a picture after losing a bet.

Based on his Arizona State t-shirt and Sparky the Sun Devil plushie under his arm, it had something to do with his college team, the Arizona Wildcats, losing the latest Territorial Cup game against rival ASU.

Buccaneers staff writer Carmen Vitali, who is an ASU alum, posted the picture of the former Wildcats tight end on Wednesday.

Vitali replied to a comment on her original post, adding that the relatively harmless bet was all Gronk’s idea.

Arizona fell to Arizona State 38-15 on Saturday in Tempe for their fifth straight loss to the Sun Devils.

During his time playing for the Wildcats, the Bucs tight end fared a bit better.

Gronkowski split his two Territorial Cup appearances in 2007 and 2008. He made two catches for 29 yards, including a touchdown, in a 20-17 loss to conclude the 2017 season.

The tight end then contributed six catches for 95 yards and another score in a 31-10 victory over ASU that helped Arizona reach the Las Vegas Bowl in 2008.

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