Gronk, Hernandez making history

Patriots twin tight end terrors rewriting the record books, redefining the position

Updated: January 19, 2012, 9:49 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots made history at tight end in 2011.

No team has ever used a pair of tight ends to this extent. Then again, no team has had two talents like Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

It's resulted in consistent mismatches for opposing defenses, and a rewriting of the record book for tight ends.

Gronkowski's historic accomplishments in 2011 have been well-documented. In the most prolific season ever by a tight end, he set records at the position for touchdown ...

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