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 31)
Place of birth: Longview, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Longview (TX)
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
Player stats at

Robert Henson (born January 27, 1986) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at TCU.

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]

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.


  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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