Middle linebacker Keenan Robinson, who returned this season after separate injuries cut short his past two campaigns, has been chosen as recipient of the Redskins’ 2014 Ed Block Courage Award, team officials announced Tuesday.
The honor is given annually to a player from each NFL team who has shown exemplary courage in the face of adversity.
A fourth-round draft pick from Texas, Robinson saw his rookie season end upon tearing his right pectoral muscle in a Thanksgiving Day victory over Dallas in 2012. Last season, he tore his left pectoral muscle during training camp.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Robinson has started all nine games this season and currently leads Washington with 75 tackles — 49 of them solo. He has also recorded 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Following Washington’s Week 7 victory over Tennessee, Robinson was recognized as the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week for notching a career-high 14 tackles.
“This is definitely an honor to be chosen by my teammates.” Robinson said in a statement released by team officials. “I put a lot of work in during the last two seasons to get back from these two injuries. I’m just glad I’m now able to contribute to this team.”
Quarterback Robert Griffin III won the team’s Ed Block Courage Award last season.
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