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Several nicknames have been suggested for the duo The Boston TE Party, Quake and Shake. Hernandez has no preference, but nicknames are “kind of cool,” he said. “It brings a little, I don’t know, swagger to it.”

Soon they could be called Super Bowl champions.

That would be quite an honor for the star from Bristol, Conn., who competed with Gronkowski for the top national rating among tight ends during high school and college. They finally met at the pre-draft scouting combine in Indianapolis in 2010. They were reunited as teammates on the Patriots.