From ACL surgery last year to 82 catches and 1,124 yards, 12 TDs this year. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has been named NFL Comeback Player of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America.

He is one of the big reasons why the Patriots are playing for the AFC title this Sunday.

The last Patriot to win the comeback award? Tom Brady in 2009.

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