Major records held by Boston sports figures
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Rob Gronkowski: Most touchdowns and receiving yards by a tight end
Gronkowski set the NFL single-season records for touchdown receptions (17) and receiving yards (1,327) in the 2011 regular season. In his second season in the league, Gronkowski broke the touchdown catch record previously held by Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis (13) in early December of 2011 vs. the Redskins (pictured), then increased it over the final games of the season.