DeAndre Hopkins is a National Football League (NFL) player who began his professional career in Houston Texas after being selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Prior to that, he played college football at the University of Clemson (2010-
2012), where he emerged as one of the most prolific offenses in college football.
At age 23, Hopkins reached a career milestone as the third-youngest player in NFL history, averaging his career 200 receptions and his career 3,000 receptions.
DeAndre Hopkins Biography
DeAndre Rashaun Hopkins was born in Central, South Carolina on June 6, 1992, the son of Sabrina Greenlee and Harris Steve Hopkins. He was raised by his mother Sabrina and his siblings Kesha Smith (sister), Marcus Greenlee (brother), and Shanterria Cobb (sister) after his father died in a car accident.
He attended DW Daniel High School in his hometown and was active in sports there, apart from playing soccer, he also ran track and played basketball. After the Lions basketball team won its third South Carolina State Championship in his senior season (2009–10), Hopkins was named Post Independent Player of the Year. In football, he recorded 23 touchdowns on both offense and defense, 57 receptions for 1,266 yards, and 28 interceptions.
DeAndre Hopkins signed to play with the ClemsonTigers football team at Clemson University, where he studied community recreation, sports, and camp management from 2010 to 2012. While at Clemson, Hopkins was the school’s leading receiver and in 2012 had one of the best receiving spells in ACC history.
In his freshman and sophomore seasons (2010-2011), he recorded nine total touchdowns for 1,615 yards with 52 receptions. He had an ACC-best 1,405 yards on 82 receptions and a school-record 18 touchdowns (second in the nation) to earn First Team All-Conference honors. His combined record with wide receiver Sammy Watkins and quarterback Tajh Boyd put him on the list of most prolific passing offenses in college football.
In 39 games with Clemson, Hopkins gained 3,020 yards for 27 touchdowns. He skipped his senior year to enter the 2013 NFL Draft with an impressive record to show at the NFL combine.
The Houston Texans drafted DeAndre Hopkins in the first round with the 27th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the second draft pick in team history (since 2003) to be drafted in the first round, and he signed a four-year contract with the first three as a guarantee.
His first professional game in Houston, the Texans’ first of the season, ended in a 31-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Hopkins scored the first touchdown of his career on September 15, 2013, in the Texans’ 30-24 overtime win over Tennessee.
Titans Although his rookie season was marred by inconsistent quarterbacks and a bench after nine interceptions in five games, Hopkins was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team for the 2013 season.
Hopkins began the 2014 season as the starting wide receiver and finished the 2014 season as Houston’s leading receiver with a record six touchdowns, and 76 receptions for 1,210 yards in 16 games and 16 starts.
The South Carolina native achieved another career milestone in 2015 when he broke the Texans franchise record for most touchdown receptions in a season (11), was named a second-team All-Pro, and earned his first Pro nomination. Bowl. He finished the season with career-highs in receptions (111) and yards (1,521).
Despite being ranked 19th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 list, Hopkins has only recorded four touchdowns and 78 receptions for 954 yards since his rookie season (2013).
The Houston Texans renewed his contract for another five years (2017-2022) on August 31, 2017, and he played an impressive game in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hopkins finished the season leading the team with 13 touchdowns to win his second Pro Bowl. He was named First Team All-Pro for the 2017 season. In all, he played in 84 games (2013-2018) and recorded 38 TDs with 443 receptions for 6,380 yards.
Wealth (income and earnings)
DeAndre Hopkins’ net worth has yet to be disclosed, but his first four-year contract with the Texans on July 24, 2013, is valued at $7.62 million, including a $3.93 million signing bonus. His annual salary of him from 2013 to 2016 was $1 million. His five-year contract renewal with the franchise beginning August 31, 2017, is valued at $81 million, with $49 million guaranteed and a $7.5 million signing bonus.
Hopkins reportedly had a brief fling with rapper Iggy Azalea, who confirmed to the rapper that she was single again and explained that she never wants to change her skills just because she’s in a relationship.
The wide receiver has also dated two other women; Jennifer Lemmons (2013) and Colleen Crowley (2015) haven’t been in another since 2018. In other words, he’s supposed to be single.
Other facts about DeAndre Hopkins
Ethnicity: African American
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
NFL Position: Wide receiver (#10)
Roster Status: Active
Career highlights and awards include:
ACC Champion (2011)
First Team All-ACC (2012)
PEWA All-Rookie Team (2013)
Second Team All-Pro (2015)
2x Pro Bowl (2015 and 2017)
First Team All-Pro (2017)
NEL earns Touchdown Leaders (2017)