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Pats' Rob Gronkowski gets buzz cut for charity

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Gronk shaves head to fight cancer (0:47)

For the sixth straight year, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski allows his hair to be shaved off for One Mission Buzz Off, which raises money for children's cancer research. Gronk even gives out a few haircuts to some other attendees. (0:47)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had his head shaved as part of the One Mission Buzz Off at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

The event, in its eighth year (it was Gronk's sixth consecutive), has raised more than $7 million for children with cancer. To date, more than 5,000 heads have been shaved at the Buzz Off. Gronkowski's appearance often is one of the highlights.

After having his head shaved Sunday, he assumed the role of barber and shaved others' heads.

What it is like to be Gronk in this setting? He gave us an all-access pass to find out.

What is it like to be Rob Gronkowski as he walks from getting his head shaved to the media area? Big welcome from the crowd.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago

This is what greeted those buzzing their heads today at Gillette Stadium. As expected, Rob Gronkowski's appearance was a highlight.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski gets his head shaved for the sixth year in a row at the One Mission Buzz Off for kids with cancer at Gillette Stadium. He says he likes the "summer vibe."

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago

Gronk. Hair. Gone.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago

Rob Gronkowski gets set to shave the heads of his brothers, Gordie and Glenn, as part of the event. He raises his clippers into the air as the crowd cheers.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago

Rob Gronkowski didn't do his brother Glenn (left) any favors with his buzz work. But as usual, it is all smiles with the Gronkowskis.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago

Rob Gronkowski, set to shave the head of one participant, is all smiles.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago

Rob Gronkowski, spending some time with kids at the event, has his hand painted before pressing it down to make a print.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago

As Rob Gronkowski departs, he turns around to say thanks and goodbye.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer561d ago