DeAndre Hopkins is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at Clemson and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He is a four-time Pro Bowler and has been named to four All-Pro teams. His father, DeAndre Hopkins, is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the New Jersey Generals and the New York Jets.
About DeAndre Hopkins in brief
DeAndre Hopkins is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at Clemson and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He is a four-time Pro Bowler and has also been named to four All-Pro teams. Hopkins attended D. W. Daniel High School in Central, South Carolina, where he played football, basketball, and ran track and field. 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. While on the basketball team, he played as a shooting guard and point guard, scoring 1,453 career points for the D.W. Daniel Lions basketball team. He was named the Independent Mail’s player of the year for his senior season, 2009–10, and won their third South Carolina State Championship. Hopkins was Clemson’s leading receiver with 52 receptions for 637 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns during his freshman season. As a sophomore in 2011, he finished second on the team in the major receiving categories to Sammy Watkins. In his junior season in 2012, he 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 earning First Team All-Conference honors. On January 10, 2013, Hopkins decided to go pro and enter the NFL Draft at Clemson. On March 7, he chose to participate in Clemson’s pro day, along with teammates Brandon Ford, Jiah Goodman, Jaron Brown, and Jaron Mallicic.
He completed all of the NFL combine drills, but was unable to finish the three-cone drill after suffering an apparent calf injury. Hopkins left Clemson with career and career school records for receiving yards, career touchdowns, and career touchdown receptions at least one score in each of the last 12 games. He also holds the Clemson record for most receiving touchdowns in a single season with six. He has also set several other Clemson records, including receiving touchdowns, receptions, and receiving yards in a game, as well as receiving yards. Hopkins is a member of the South Carolina School for the Arts and Sciences, a private school in South Carolina. His father, DeAndre Hopkins, is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the New Jersey Generals and the New York Jets. Hopkins has two children, a son, and a stepson, both of whom play for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. He plans to spend the rest of his life in Clemson and is married to former Clemson wide receiver and college football coach Dabo Swinney. The couple have a son and a daughter, who also plays for the Clemson Tigers football team. Hopkins also has a son with Clemson, who played in the 2012 Orange Bowl and the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl, and has a daughter with Clemson.