Bijan Robinson has been named the Week 2 NFLPA Community MVP& after he donated $25,000 and made a surprise visit to the Austin Junior Jags youth football and cheerleading program. He is just the third rookie to be selected for this honor.
“For some, youth football is just a hobby; for others, it saves lives!” Robinson said. “I’m just grateful for the opportunity to #BiABlessing.”
After being drafted by Atlanta earlier this year out of the University of Texas, Robinson kicked off the new football season by pouring back into the college town that helped mold him. Made up of four football teams and 17 cheerleaders, the Austin Junior Jags are part of an underserved community in Texas and feature kids ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old. Thanks to Robinson’s sizable donation, the program got new uniforms (with a Bijan Mustardson jersey patch on the sleeve) and was able to cover costs for practice and gameday field& dues as well as its end-of-year banquet.
The Falcons running back also funded a season kickoff pizza party at Lyndon B. Johnson High School, where the kids received their uniforms, bags and T-shirts. Robinson joined the event virtually to speak...