30 Amazing Facts Every Fan Should Know About 'Nuk' - DeAndre Hopkins


DeAndre Hopkins, professionally nicknamed as the "Nuk," is currently the wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). Here are some really fascinating facts about the American football player:

  1.  Nicknamed ‘NUK,’ Hopkins was born DeAndre Rashaun Hopkins, on June 06, 1992, in Central, Southern California, U.S.A. He is the son of Sabrina Greenlee and Harris Steve Hopkins.
  2.  He has three siblings, two sisters, Kesha and Shanterria Cobb and a brother, Marcus Greenlee. The two older siblings, Kesha and Marcus, are from his mother’s previous relationship. Basketball is their family sport with all his siblings having played at some level.
  3.  Hopkins was raised by single parent his mother after his father died in a car accident when he was five months old. His mother held two jobs throughout his childhood.
  4.  In 2002, his mother Greenlee had a boiling concoction of lye and bleach thrown on her by a woman Greenlee caught her boyfriend cheating with. She suffered 17 percent burn and was left completely blind as a result of this attack.
  5.  Hopkins attended D.W. Daniel High School in Central, South Carolina, where he was good at football, basketball, and in athletic. He was known more for his prowess as a defensive back. He intercepted 28 passes and scored five touchdowns with 57 receptions for 1,266 yards apart from 18 touchdowns.
  6.  Playing as a guard and point guard for his school basketball team, he scored 1,453 career points and in his senior years Hopkins led the D.W. Daniel Lions basketball team to their third South Carolina State Championship. He was named the Independent Mail’s player of the year.
  7.  Hopkins along with his mother founded SMOOOTH several year ago. The group is dedicated to ending domestic violation by education and empowering women and children through mentoring, counseling, lecture and outreach activities.
  8.  After school he enrolled at Clemson University, where he played for the Clemson Tigers football team from 2010 to 2012. He began his collegiate career with two receptions for 23 yards against North Texas in a win on September 24.
  9.  He was Tigers leading receiver with 52 receptions for 637 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games as a freshman. In his sophomore years he had 72 receptions for 978 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games.
  10.  In his junior season he had one of the best receiving seasons in ACC history, with 82 catches for 1,405 yards and a school record of 18 touchdowns and earned First Team All-Conference honors.
  11.  Hopkins forgoes his senior years at Clemson and entered the NFL Draft. He ended Clemson with career record for receiving yards with 3, 020 and 27 career touchdowns apart from 206 receptions in 39 games.
  12.  As a top prospect he received an invitation for the NFL combine and participated at Clemson’s pro day. His pre-draft measurable were 4.57s for 40-yard dash, 1.62s for 10-yard dash, 2.69s for 20-yard dash and had 36 inch vertical jump.
  13.  Hopkins was the twenty seventh overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans and the second wide receiver selected. He signed a four-year, $7.62 million contract including $6.18 million guaranteed with a signing bonus of $3.92 million.
  14.  He made his debut against San Diego Chargers on September 09, but registered a season high seven passes for 117 receiving yards with first career touchdown reception in a 30-24 overtime victory over Tennessee Titans on September 15.
  15.  As a rookie he ended the 2013 season with 52 receptions for 802 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team of the season.
  16.  On September 07, 2014 starting the new season under new coach Bill O’Brien, he scored a new career-long 76 yard touchdown against Redskins.
  17.  In the game against Titans on November 30, Hopkins caught a season high nine passes for a season high 238 receiving yards with two touchdowns for a 45-21 victory
  18.  He went on to record 76 receptions for 1,210 yards with 6 touchdowns in 16 games to end the 2014 season as a leading Houston Texans receiver.
  19.  As the lead receiver after the departure of veteran Andre Johnson, he started the 2015 season opener against Kansas City Chiefs with nine receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns for a losing cause.
  20.  On September 27, 2015, he 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 Buccaneers.
  21.  On October 18, 2015, against Jacksonville Jaguars he recorded 10 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns to record second win of the season with a 31-20 and earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week award.
  22.  Hopkins broke the franchise record for most touchdowns in a season with his tenth reception in Week 13 against Buffalo Bills. He was ranked third among the NFL wide receivers with 192.
  23.  He earned his first career Pro Bowl nomination and was named to All-Pro second team in 2015, as he finished the season with 111 reception for 1,521 receiving yards with 11 touchdowns in 16 games.
  24.  Hopkins was fined $6,000 for wearing his Yeezy 350 Boosts cleats designed by Kanye West in the game against Chicago Bears, on September 11, 2016. He was fined because the cleats broke the NFL uniform policy by not having a solid base color.
  25.  Though Texans won the AFC Southern Division Championship with 9-7 record in 2016, Hopkins finished the season on low with 78 receptions for 954 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 16 games.
  26.  On August 31, 2017, he signed a contract extension for five-year worth $81 million with $49 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $7.5 million.
  27.  In the game against Seattle Seahawks on October 29, 2017, Hopkins posted an impressive performance with 224 receiving yards, which was highlighted by a 72 yard touchdown. However Texans lost the game narrowly by 38 to 41.
  28.  Hopkins finished the season leading the league in receiving touchdowns with 13 and scoring among wide receivers with 78 points. He was named to First Team All-Pro for the 2017 and was ranked 13th among NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
  29.  He finished the 2018 season finishing third in the receptions and second in receiving yards to lead Houston Texans on its way to their fifth AFC South Division title. He recorded his career high 115 catches for a career high 1,572 receiving yards.
  30.  Hopkins is currently single after splitting up with Iggy Azalea. Back in August Azalea confirmed her relationship in an interview with Y100 Miami only to break up the very next day. Earlier he had dated Amina Blue, a model.
  31.  DeAndre Hopkins Net Worth: $25 Million

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