Rob Gronkowski will become 22nd player to play in at least five Super Bowls

Super Bowl XLIX - New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks
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With all the talk of Tom Brady reaching his 10th Super Bowl, there’s been less discussion of Rob Gronkowski reaching his fifth. But a fifth Super Bowl, which Gronkowski will play in on Sunday, is an impressive achievement in its own right.

Gronkowski will become the 22nd player in NFL history to play in at least five Super Bowls when he takes the field on Sunday. He played in the Super Bowls following the 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2018 seasons with the Patriots, and he was injured and missed the Super Bowl when the Patriots made it after the 2016 season.

Brady and Gronk are two of the 22 players who have played in at least five Super Bowls, and seven others were teammates of Brady’s on the Patriots. Getting to a lot of Super Bowls is usually the mark of a good player, but it’s not necessarily the mark of a great player: Sometime a player who played in a lot of Super Bowls just happened to be on a lot of good teams.

Here’s the complete list of players who have played in at least five Super Bowls, counting Brady and Gronkowski on Sunday:

Ten Super Bowls
Tom Brady, New England, XXXVI, XXXVIII-XXXIX, XLII, XLVI, XLIX, LI-LIII; Tampa Bay, LV

Six Super Bowls
Mike Lodish, Buffalo, XXV-XXVIII; Denver, XXXII-XXXIII
Stephen Gostkowski, New England, XLII, XLVI, XLIX, LI-LIII

Five Super Bowls
Marv Fleming, Green Bay, I-II; Miami, VI-VIII
Larry Cole, Dallas, V-VI, X, XII-XIII
Cliff Harris, Dallas, V-VI, X, XII-XIII
Charles Haley, San Francisco, XXIII-XXIV; Dallas, XXVII-XXVIII, XXX
D.D. Lewis, Dallas, V-VI, X, XII-XIII
Preston Pearson, Baltimore, III; Pittsburgh, IX; Dallas, X, XII-XIII
Charlie Waters, Dallas, V-VI, X, XII-XIII
Rayfield Wright, Dallas, V-VI, X, XII-XIII
Cornelius Bennett, Buffalo, XXV-XXVIII; Atlanta, XXXIII
John Elway, Denver, XXI-XXII, XXIV, XXXII-XXXIII
Glenn Parker, Buffalo, XXV-XXVIII; N.Y. Giants, XXXV
Bill Romanowski, San Francisco, XXIII-XXIV; Denver, XXXII-XXXIII; Oakland, XXXVII
Adam Vinatieri, New England, XXXI, XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX; Indianapolis, XLI
Tedy Bruschi, New England, XXXI, XXXVI, XXXVIII-XXXIX, XLII
Matt Light, New England, XXXVI, XXXVIII-XXXIX, XLII, XLVI
Patrick Chung, New England, XLVI, XLIX, LI-LIII
Devin McCourty, New England, XLVI, XLIX, LI-LIII
Matthew Slater, New England, XLVI, XLIX, LI-LIII
Rob Gronkowski, New England, XLVI, XLIX, LII, LIII; Tampa Bay, LV

4 responses to “Rob Gronkowski will become 22nd player to play in at least five Super Bowls

  1. I heard from someone who knows someone that the greatest defenses of all time for 20 years straight carried Brady to his 10 Super Bowls. He was just kind of along for the ride or something those 10 times. The other years, he just makes it to the lowly Conference Championship game. Those were his fault.

  2. Its funny how Defenses ‘carried’ Brady to 10 SBs but no other Team with Great QBs and top ten Defenses, just can’t get it done more then once, maybe twice in the past 20 Years of FA and Salary Cap Era.

    Even more remarkable is how Brady was carried by a Team, in his 1st year, with no pre-season practice and the very same Team that couldn’t make it to the Playoffs the years prior to Brady.

    Keep drinking the Haters Cool-Aide and end up like the rest….

  3. 2004* OVER EVERYTHING

    6 Super Bowls
    4 World Series rings (see above in regards to 2004)
    1 Stanley Cup
    1 NCAA Hockey national championship (BU Terriers) 3 if you’re a BC fan
    1 NBA championship
    1 NCAA Division 1 basketball championship (UCONN)

    The city of Boston and New England has DOMINATED THE SPORTS WORLD

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