Ignatius Gronkowski was a cyclist from Buffalo, New York who competed at the 1924 Olympics in the road race and the 50 km track event. Little is known of his life. He was, however, the first top athlete in his family, which would become a well-known American sporting family. Three of his great-grandsons later played in the NFL – Dan Gronkowski with the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, and New England Patriots from 2009-11; Chris Gronkowski with the Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, and San Diego Chargers from 2010-13; and the best known being Rob Gronkowski, a tight end with the New England Patriots, who started with them in 2010 and starred in the league.
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|1924 Summer||27||Paris||Cycling||Men's Road Race, Team||United States||USA||12|
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