What’s better and more antithetical to the NFL’s no-fun mantra than Rob Gronkowski? How about another Gronkowski?

The NFL could be a two-Gronk league next year. Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski, the youngest of the football-playing Gronkowskis, will skip his final year at Kansas State and declare for the NFL draft, he told Sports Illustrated after the Wildcats’ 45-23 loss to Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl.

“I think it’s the right time,” Gronkowski said. “Time to move on.”

This Gronk is a 6-foot-3, 234-pound fullback who had 11 carries for 45 yards and one touchdown this season.

He did, however, catch 15 passes for 369 yards and five touchdowns over his career.

“I think I can be used at a lot of different positions,” he said. “I can play wherever a coach wants me to play and help out the best I can.”

In addition to the estimable and irreplaceable Gronk, two other siblings have played in the NFL. Both Dan and Chris, though, are retired.

The three did play at the same time in 2011.

NOTRE DAME: The Fighting Irish will be without their top receiver as well as its top rusher next season.

Will Fuller, a junior from Philadelphia, said on Twitter on Sunday he is joining running back C.J. Prosise in entering the NFL draft.

Prosise, a senior from Petersburg, Virginia, with a year of eligibility left, announced his decision to enter the draft Saturday.

Fuller and Prosise played key roles for the Fighting Irish, who finished the season 10-3 and lost to No. 7 Ohio State 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Fuller had a career-long 81-yard touchdown catch against the Buckeyes.

North Carolina State: Offensive coordinator Matt Canada won’t return next season.

School athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said in an email Sunday that Canada has been “relieved of his duties.”

Canada’s exit was first reported by Sports Illustrated and comes a year after he received a three-year contract extension.

Canada had been offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Wolfpack throughout head coach Dave Doeren’s three seasons.

He was Doeren’s offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois in 2011.


CACTUS BOWL: Skyler Howard threw for a Cactus Bowl-record 532 yards and hit David Sills on a 15-yard pass for his fifth touchdown with 2:19 left, lifting West Virginia (8-5) to a wild 43-42 win over Arizona State (6-7) in Phoenix.

The teams combined for 1,196 yards of offense and the 950 yards passing was the most in the Cactus Bowl’s 27-year history.

ALAMO BOWL: Bram Kohlhausen’s 8-yard touchdown run in the third overtime carried No. 11 TCU (11-2) to a wild 47-41 victory over No. 15 Oregon (9-4) in the Alamo Bowl as the Horned Frogs stormed back from a 31-0 halftime deficit behind a backup quarterback, in San Antonio.

The 31-point comeback to win tied the record for a bowl game, matching Texas Tech in the Insight Bowl against Minnesota in 2006.