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Tracking Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate’s performances in Super Bowl 55 vs. the Chiefs

Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate are lining up at tight end for the Bucs in Super Bowl 55. We’ll track his performance throughout the 2021 Super Bowl.

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

sThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs meet in the final game of the 2020 season when they kick off Super Bowl 55 in Tampa. They met earlier this season in Week 12, when the Chiefs won 27-24. Kansas City looks to win its second straight Super Bowl and the Bucs look to win their second title and Tom Brady’s seventh.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is the bigger name at this point in his career, but the Bucs have some key weapons at tight end. Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate will both line up to provide Tom Brady some help when the likes of Chris Godwin and Mike Evans are blanketed by defenders. Gronk finished the regular season with 45 ceptions for 623 yards and 7 touchdowns while Brate finished with 28 receptions for 282 yards and a pair of scores.

We’ll be updating both their respective performances throughout the game. Check back here throughout the evening.

Q1 update

Though there hasn’t been a ton of offense on either side of the ball, we have seen the Bucs tight ends make a couple of key plays. Brate has wrangled in two catches for 20 yards, while Rob Gronkowski scored the first touchdown of Super Bowl 55. The Bucs executed a 75-yard drive, which ended in an eight-yard receiving yard touchdown from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski.

Q2 update — 6:05 left

Rob Gronkowski scores his second touchdown of the game — a 17-yard reception from Tom Brady off of a play-action pass. Gronkowski also scored two touchdowns in Super Bowl LII.

Halftime update

Rob Gronkowski has been the centerpiece of this Super Bowl showdown, leading the team with five targets. He’s caught all of them for 42 yards and a score to lead the team in receiving yards as well. Cameron Brate hasn’t received another target.

Q3 update

Rob Gronkowski continues to lead the Bucs with 67 receiving yards, while Brate has caught another ball for six yards. Together, the two have combined for 10 targets, reeling in nine receptions for 93 receiving yards and two scores.

Final game update

Neither Rob Gronkowski nor Cameron Brate had another target or catch through the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55. Gronkowski closed out the day totaling six catches for 67 receiving yards and two touchdowns, while Cameron Brate finished with three receptions for 26 yards. The Bucs snagged a big-time victory to close out the game 31-9.