DeAndre Hopkins

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DeAndre Hopkins
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Hopkins with the Houston Texans in 2014
No. 10 Houston Texans
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-06-06) June 6, 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth: Central, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Central (SC) Daniel
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Receptions: 317
Receiving yards: 4,487
Receiving touchdowns: 23
Player stats at NFL.com

DeAndre Rashaun Hopkins[1] (born June 6, 1992), nicknamed "Nuk", is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.

Early years[edit]

Hopkins attended D. W. Daniel High School in Central, South Carolina, where he played football and basketball and ran track. During his high school football career, Hopkins had 57 receptions for 1,266 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense and 28 interceptions and five touchdowns on defense.

Hopkins also played basketball in high school as a guard and point guard, scoring 1,453 career points for the D.W. Daniel Lions basketball team.[2] His senior season, 2009–10, the Lions won their third South Carolina State Championship,[3] and Hopkins was named the Independent Mail's player of the year.[4]

College career[edit]

Hopkins enrolled in Clemson University, where he played for the Clemson Tigers football team from 2010 to 2012. As a true freshman in 2010, Hopkins was Clemson's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 637 yards and four touchdowns. Hopkins also played basketball after his freshman season.[5] As a sophomore in 2011, he had 72 receptions for 978 yards and five touchdowns. In his junior season in 2012, Hopkins had one of the best receiving seasons in ACC history, with an ACC-best 1,405 yards on 82 catches and a school-record 18 touchdowns (second in the nation) earning First Team All-Conference honors.[6] Hopkins, along with junior quarterback Tajh Boyd and wide receiver Sammy Watkins, combined to make one of the most prolific passing offenses in college football and broke many individual and career school records. Hopkins left Clemson with career record for receiving yards (3,020) and career touchdown grabs (27) with at least one score in each of the last 12 games. On January 10, 2013, Hopkins decided to forgo his senior season at Clemson and enter the NFL Draft.

College statistics[edit]

Receiving
Year Team GP Rec Yards TDs
2010 Clemson 12 52 637 4
2011 Clemson 14 72 978 5
2012 Clemson 13 82 1,405 18
College Totals 39 206 3,020 27

Source:[7]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 214 lb 33 38s in 10 in 4.57 s 1.65 s 2.70 s 4.50 s 6.83 s 36 in 9 ft 7 in 15 reps
All results from NFL Combine[8][9][10]

He was drafted in the first round with the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, in hopes of filling a role opposite Andre Johnson. This was just the second time in franchise history that the Texans drafted a wide receiver in the first round, the other selection being Johnson, third overall in 2003. It was also just the second time in 10 years that the Texans selected an offensive player (the other selection was left tackle Duane Brown) in the first round. On July 24, 2013, Hopkins signed a four-year / $7.62 million contract with Texans, including a signing bonus of $3.93 million. The first three years of the contract were fully guaranteed.[11]

2013 season: Rookie year[edit]

On September 15, 2013, Hopkins had his first career 100-yard receiving game against the Tennessee Titans. He also had his first career touchdown, a 3-yard pass from quarterback Matt Schaub, which was the game-winner in the Texans' 30–24 overtime victory.[12]

2014 season[edit]

On September 7, 2014, Hopkins scored with a new career-long 76-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Washington Redskins.[13] Hopkins caught 9 passes for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Texans' week 13 win over the Tennessee Titans. Hopkins finished the 2014 season as the Texans' leading receiver, recording 76 receptions for 1,210 yards and 6 touchdowns.

2015 season[edit]

Hopkins started the 2015 season on a strong note against the Kansas City Chiefs, catching 9 passes for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns. Despite his efforts, the Texans lost, 27–20. Two weeks later, Hopkins recorded his first 100-yard receiving game of the season, with 8 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 19–9 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hopkins had an even better game the following week, recording 9 receptions for 157 yards in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills, Hopkins broke the Texans franchise record for most touchdown receptions in a season, which was formerly held by Andre Johnson, with his tenth reception. His usage spiked in 2015 up to 192 targets, which ranked No. 3 among NFL wide receivers.[14] Hopkins finished with career highs in receptions (111), yards (1,521), and touchdowns (11), despite playing with four different quarterbacks. He earned his first career Pro Bowl nomination and was named second-team All-Pro. He was also ranked 19th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.[15]

2016 season[edit]

On July 30, 2016, Hopkins did not report to training camp after he announced he was holding out for a new contract.[16] On September 15, 2016, Hopkins was fined $6,076 for an equipment violation regarding improper cleats on his shoes. The cleats were revealed to be Yeezy 350 Boosts cleats designed by Kanye West.[17] In the 2016 season, Hopkins suffered through some small regression as the quarterback play of Brock Osweiler lacked positive consistency. He had 78 receptions for 954 yards and four touchdowns in the 2016 season.

Season statistics[edit]

Stats current as of the conclusion of the 2016 season

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Long TD Att Yds Avg Long TD Fum Lost
2013 HOU 16 16 52 802 15.4 66 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 HOU 16 16 76 1,210 15.9 76 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2015 HOU 16 16 111 1,521 13.7 61 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016 HOU 16 16 78 954 12.2 51 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 64 64 317 4,487 14.2 76 23 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "DeAndre Hopkins' (Central SC) High School Basketball Stats". MaxPreps. CBS Sports. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "DeAndre Hopkins Biography – Clemson Tigers Official Athletic Site". www.clemsontigers.com. Clemson University. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Videos: All-Area boys basketball – Anderson, SC | Anderson Independent Mail". Anderson Independent Mail. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Hopkins to join Tigers basketball team next week
  6. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1737078/deandre-hopkins
  7. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/deandre-hopkins-1.html
  8. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/deandre-hopkins?id=2540165
  9. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=108645&draftyear=2013&genpos=WR
  10. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1737078/deandre-hopkins
  11. ^ http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/07/texans-sign-first-round-pick-deandre-hopkins/
  12. ^ http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-win-overtime-thriller-/33dd415f-51da-4098-a2ee-d1a1fcd108eb
  13. ^ http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/DeAndre-Hopkins-scores-on-career-long-TD/779bbeab-9a19-4248-a0ff-8afb9ce289ce
  14. ^ "DeAndre Hopkins Advanced Stats and Metrics Profile: Efficiency". PlayerProfiler.com. 
  15. ^ NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 - No. 19 DeAndre Hopkins
  16. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/07/30/houston-texans-top-target-deandre-hopkins-holding-out-of-training-camp/
  17. ^ Barshop, Sarah. "DeAndre Hopkins fined for Yeezy 350 Boosts cleats designed by Kanye West". ESPN. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 

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