Last week, the Redskins signed Indiantown, Florida native, Jason Thompson, as an undrafted college free agent. The wide receiver had an incredibly productive collegiate career at the University of New Haven.
Now before you go saying, ‘So what? I’ve never heard of New Haven’. Let us tell you a little bit about the school and Thompson’s story.
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In 2008, the Washington Redskins selected Kansas State linebacker Rob Jackson late in the final round of the draft.
After years of hard work, including two stints on the practice squad, Jackson slowly rose to the top of the Redskins depth chart before breaking into the starting lineup during the 2012 season, replacing the injured Brian Orakpo for the last 14 regular season games.
Jackson’s importance to the Burgundy and Gold’s march to their first NFC East title since 1999 rose each week and culminated with his late fourth quarter interception against the Dallas Cowboys in a ‘winner takes all’ matchup to advance to the playoffs. Jackson’s interception led to Alfred Morris‘s third touchdown of the night and sealed a home playoff game for the first time in 13 years.
While Jackson has called the DMV his home for the past five years, his heart is still in Connecticut where he was born and raised in the city of New Haven.
The tragedy in Sandy Hook devastated everyone across the nation and with the town less than an hour from his childhood home, Jackson felt the pain.
Last month, Jackson participated in the first annual Gridiron Chef Competition to help raise money for the victims in Connecticut.
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Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.
In case you missed it, last week’s spotlight touched on Chris Baker’s (@cbaker92redskin) NBA playoff favorite, Kai Forbath’s (@KaiForbath) softball game, new Redskins rookie running back Chris Thompson’s (@ChrisThompson_4) time spent as a child playing for the Pop Warner Redskins including all of the Twitter accounts for your 2013 draft picks. Stay connected, Redskins Nation!
This week on the Blog we recapped quarterback Robert Griffin III’s day at the Kentucky Derby and Stephen Bowen’s Bowl-a-Thon to help raise money for his Skyler’s Gift Foundation. Those are some must reads if you haven’t already done so.
As you already know, the Redskins were one of nine teams to host rookie minicamp (practice notes) this weekend (Atlanta, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Miami, Minnesota and New England) and we have the reactions of some of the Redskins draft picks from their first weekend in pads.
Plus, there were some intriguing and unique storylines to come out of Ashburn this weekend including stud running back Alfred Morris’ little brother, Shawn Morris, earning a tryout with the team.
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