DeAndre Hopkins   #10 WR

Height: 6-1   Weight: 215   Age: 26

Born: 6/6/1992 Central , SC

College: Clemson

Experience: 6th season

High School: D.W. Daniel HS [Central, SC]









Draft 2013

Pick No.27

Selected By: Houston Texans

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 27 (27)

Pick Analysis: Hopkins' childhood nickname "Nuuuk" came from a special brand of baby pacifier he required because he bit through most others. The confident receiver will tell you he's added another reason for that moniker -- he feels almost nuclear in his explosion on the field. And after a stand-out junior season, which capped an overall productive three-year career at Clemson, NFL scouts agree he's got a chance to be a significant contributor on Sundays.

The nephew of the late Terry Smith, who caught 162 passes for Clemson from 1990-93, was yet another top South Carolina recruit the Tigers kept in-state. Hopkins earned the team's Rookie of the Year award in 2010, starting eight of 12 games and leading the team with 52 catches (covering 637 yards and four touchdowns). He joined the Clemson basketball team as a reserve after the season, one year after leading his high school team to a state title. He played in every game, starting 11, as a sophomore in 2011, being somewhat overlooked despite nearly reaching 1,000 receiving yards (978 on 72 catches, also five touchdowns) because of the electric play of freshman Sammy Watkins. Hopkins suffered a mild concussion in a car accident on his way to the team's disappointing 70-33 Orange Bowl loss to West Virginia, but he still managed a school bowl-record 10 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins was good over his first two seasons in Death Valley, but in 2012 he was great, finishing with a single-season school record 1,405 receiving yards. Hopkins also set a new ACC mark with 18 receiving scores, adding a team-best 82 catches. Despite his quarterback deciding to return for his senior season, Hopkins decided to depart after his record-breaking junior season, leaving with a school record for 100-yard receiving games (12).


Video Playlist

  1. 2013 Draft profile: Wide Receiver Deandre Hopkins, Clemson

    Published: April 17, 2013 at 07:06 p.m.

    A look at the college highlights of Clemson wide receiver Deandre Hopkins.

  2. DeAndre Hopkins 2013 Combine Workout

    Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 03:00 a.m.

    Watch Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

  3. NFL Fan Pass: DeAndre Hopkins

    Published: Feb. 20, 2013 at 06:11 p.m.

    DeAndre Hopkins answers fans' questions at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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