Mahamud wins 2016 Stacy Robinson Leadership Award

Mohamed Mahamud
Mohamed Mahamud

Minneapolis Washburn football standout Mohamed Mahamud became the second recipient of the Stacy Robinson Leadership Award at the 9th Annual Minnesota Football Honors banquet held at the Hilton Minneapolis, April 17.

The event was sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. The organization honors leadership, academic excellence, and sportsmanship in youth, through the promotion of amateur football.

The leadership award — presented to a senior football player who is a hard worker, has a great attitude, and a leader in school — was presented for the second time in honor of Robinson, a 1980 St. Paul Central graduate who starred in football, basketball and track.

Robinson went on to an outstanding track and football career at North Dakota State University, leaving as one of the most prolific wide receivers in school history.

After graduating in 1985, he went on to play wide receiver for the New York Giants, winning two Super Bowl rings before retiring after the 1990 season. Robinson, who passed away in 2012, later worked with the National Football League Players Association as director of player development.

Mahamud earned three letters while starting at running back each season he spent at Washburn. He was also voted to the all-conference team this past season.

“Mohamed is a young man that has always been a leader by encouraging others to do their best and fully understands people are different and come from different life experiences,” former Washburn coach and current Dean of Students Giovan Jenkins is quoted as saying on the school’s website. “Mohamed’s a young man that will help any program or college campus grow leaps and bounds,” he continued. “His determination and leadership skills are second to none.”

Mahamud, a three sport athlete who also played basketball and participated in track and field, will be playing football at Gustavus College next fall.

 

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