Pro Tips

How to Spike a Football Like Gronk

Be the envy of your flag football team by learning Gronk's signature celebratory move.


Spike 1

Mark Nerys

Step 1

Score a touchdown. Or at least pretend to score one. But don’t just throw the football haphazardly to the ground. First, make sure you’ve got a proper handle. “Grip the ball two-thirds of the way back,” says Gronk, one of the best football spikers in NFL history. That will give you the proper angle to achieve the most air. Then get some momentum going. “You need to get a good crow hop to maximize the power,” says Gronk.