Former TCU Star Robert Henson Drafted by Washington Redskins

April 27, 2009

Henson Married to Daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor of Dallas-based Church The Potter’s House

DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire/ — Robert Henson, former football standout from Texas Christian University, was drafted by the NFL in the 6th round Sunday by the Washington Redskins. Henson, an outside linebacker for the Horned Frogs and first team Mountain West Conference selection, was excited to be picked by the Redskins.

“It is truly a dream come true,” said Henson who celebrated with his wife Sarah, family and friends at the home of father-in-law Bishop T.D. Jakes. “I’ve dreamed of this moment from the first day that I started playing football, and I can’t believe that this day is finally here.”

Henson, who was honorable mention his first three years at TCU, said the Redskins will teach him all three linebacker positions as well as consider him for special teams play.

Speaking to Redskins personnel, Henson told them, “I’m ready to work.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes was moved not so much by the fact that his son-in-law was drafted, but by the amount of work it took for him to get there.

Robert has been through so much and worked so hard, I am so proud of him, not just for being a football player, but for being a man,” said Bishop Jakes.

Henson, no stranger to adversity and struggles during his lifetime, became emotional when he recalled conversations he shared with his now deceased brother, Nicholas Sterling, about his chances of playing football at the highest level. “My brother and I would spend hours sitting on our porch talking about me being drafted and playing in the NFL and now this day is here and I am so excited.”

Henson finished his career at TCU with 270 tackles and 4 interceptions. He married Bishop Jakes’ youngest daughter, Sarah, in June of 2008.

“Words cannot express how happy I am for my husband,” said Sarah Jakes-Henson.

About The Potter’s House of Dallas

A church of more than 30,000 members located in Dallas, The Potter’s House strives to be the voice and the hand that encourages people of all creeds and cultures to change their lives with hope, comfort and peace. The church is led by Bishop T.D. Jakes.

SOURCE The Potter’s House of Dallas

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