Robert Henson (American football)

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Robert Henson
No. 51
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-27) January 27, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: Longview, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Christian
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2008 First Team All-MWC
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 2
Sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Stats at

Robert Henson (born January 27, 1986) is an former American football linebacker. He played college football at Texas Christian University and was drafted in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Early years[edit]

Henson earned District 11-5A Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2003 at Longview High School in Longview, Texas. He chose to attend TCU over offers from Arkansas and Nebraska.

College career[edit]

Henson began his college career at Texas Christian University as a redshirt freshman in 2005, when he started two games and played in all twelve as a redshirt freshman for the MWC Champion Horned Frogs. In his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons, Henson was at least third on the team in tackles, was named Honorable Mention All-MWC, and the Frogs won their bowl game. In his senior year, he was named 1st Team All-MWC [1] and recorded 73 tackles, one sack and two interceptions.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Henson was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, to compete for a middle linebacker position and contributing to special teams.[2]

On September 21, 2009, following an "unsightly" 9-7 home victory, Henson posted some disparaging remarks via his Twitter account about fans who had booed and jeered the Redskins' performance.[3] After much criticism from the media and fans, Henson apologized and has since deactivated his account.[4] He was placed on injured reserve on September 4, 2010.[5]

On August 5, 2011, he waived by the Redskins.


In the summer of 2008, prior to his senior season at TCU, Henson was wed to Sarah Jakes, the daughter of the influential pastor T. D. Jakes. But after about two years the couple were divorced, This action was realized by public in 2011


  1. ^ "Frogs Place 18 On All-MWC Football Team". Dec 3, 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Redskins Sign Henson, Mitchell to Rookie Deals". June 12, 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Steinberg, Dan (22 September 2009). "A Redskin Feels the Heat From a Tweet". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Henson takes down Twitter account". 22 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Redskins' Roster at 53 after Parker, 20 others released, 

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