Robert Henson
No. --     Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-27) January 27, 1986 (age 34)
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
Debuted in 2009 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2008 First Team All-MWC
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     2
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Robert Henson (born January 27, 1986) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. 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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]

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, following an "unsightly" 9-7 home victory, Henson posted some disparaging remarks via his Twitter account about fans who had booed and jeered their 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.

Personal[edit | edit source]

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.

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