DeAndre Hopkins is a professional wide receiver. He played college football at Clemson under Dabo Sweeney. In his junior season, 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 earning First Team All-Conference honors.
Hopkins was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Hopkins was the Texans' leading receiver in 2014, recording 76 receptions for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games and 16 starts. By 2015, he was third in the league for most targets, trailing only Antonio Brown and Julio Jones. On August 31, 2017, the Houston Texans signed Hopkins to a five-year, $81 million contract extension with $49 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $7.5 million. Hopkins finished the 2018 season with a then career-high 115 catches for a career-high 1,572 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.Hopkins is a five-time Pro Bowler and has also been named to five All-Pro teams.
Hopkins is a Christian. He grew up going to church with his mother and was baptized one day after practice at Clemson in 2012. As of 2021, Hopkins plays for the Arizona Cardinals, and is one of the best recievers in the NFL.