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Rob Gronkowski Named 2014 Comeback Player of the Year

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The Patriots All Pro tight end has been selected as the Comeback Player of the Year.

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots will have at least one award winner this season, as the Associated Press has named Rob Gronkowski their Comeback Player of the Year.

Gronkowski came back from season ending injuries in 2013 to lead all tight ends in the league in yards and touchdowns. His impact on the Patriots was obvious as the team's offense reached new heights at the same time Gronkowski managed to shake off all of the rust.

Throughout the 2013 season, Gronkowski was maligned by injuries of all types. He had four surgeries on his forearm, he had surgery on his back, and, after he managed to make his way back on the field, he was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

There were numerous well deserving candidates for the award, such as the Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain, or the Broncos cornerback Chris Harris, but no player returning from a poor 2013 season had as much of an impact as Gronkowski.

Congratulations to Rob Gronkowski.