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The Rob Gronkowski spike in two easy steps

PHOENIX -- Want to replicate the Gronk power spike in your back yard?

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski explained his trademark touchdown celebration technique.

"You kind of wind up like a pitcher, and you just spike it to the ground," Gronkowski said. "Sometimes there are good spikes, and sometimes there are bad ones. It all depends on how the ball hits the ground."

Gronkowski, who played his first three prep seasons at Williamsville North, always had the urge to bomb it. He has spiked it on the Buffalo Bills nine times.

"I always actually just wanted to do it in high school and college after a touchdown, and it was always a flag," Gronkowski said. "But when I got to the NFL I finally got my opportunity, and I just always wanted to spike the ball.

"I just felt like that trait just went with me, so I did it and it caught on. It's just a good feeling when you get that score and you do your little touchdown celebration to get your team going."

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