Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006 (photos by James Walton Beazley)
Tulsa --A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 40 games and has started 28 contests . . . has totaled 139 career tackles and 14.5 stops for -47 yards . . . has been named a Conference USA All-Academic Honoree for three straight years . . . 2007 -- Started all 14 games . . . had 71 tackles and 10 stops for -19 yards . . . was an all-Conference USA second-team selection . . . had a career-best 11 stops vs. Tulane, while one stop was for -5 yards . . . had eight tackles against Rice . . . totaled six stops and one sack for -1 yard vs. Army . . . had four tackles, one sack for -2 yards and one interception vs. Houston . . . had seven stops vs. UCF and SMU . . . had five tackles and one stop for -1 yard against UTEP . . . had three tackles and two stops for -5 yards, while blocking a PAT vs. Oklahoma . . . 2006 - Played in all 13 games . . . had 40 stops and two stops for -9 yards, while starting 11 games . . . earned honorable mention all-Conference USA honors . . . had a season-high eight stops and one sack for -7 yards against Stephen F. Austin . . . was named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week vs. Navy for his 7 tackles and blocked PAT in overtime . . . was a Conference USA Commissioners Honor Roll selection . . . 2005 -- Played in all 13 games as a true freshman . . . had 28 tackles and 2.5 sacks for -19 yards . . . was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team . . . started three games -- Memphis, Houston, Southern Miss --and totaled 11 tackles in those three starts . . . totaled five stops against Fresno State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl . . . named to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll . . . Overall -- Possesses good size and strength . . . a highly explosive player . . . provides leadership . . . has improved in all areas of the game . . . will look to continue to improve upon a solid 2007 season.
High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner at Randolph High School . . . started three years at both tight end and defensive end . . . helped lead his team to a 10-2 record both his junior and senior seasons . . . tallied 356 career tackles, 41 stops for lost yards, 22 sacks, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries . . . had 117 tackles, 17 for lost yardage, six sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries from his defensive end position as a senior . . . was named the District MVP his senior season . . . was an all-area, all-district and Class 2A all-state selection as a senior . . . totaled 154 tackles, 17 stops for lost yardage, eight sacks and two forced fumbles his junior season . . . was named to the all-Greater San Antonio team as a defensive end his junior campaign . . . earned first-team all-district honors on offense and defense as a junior, and was a first-team all-state performer . . . had 85 tackles during his sophomore campaign . . . also lettered three years in track and powerlifting and one year in basketball . . . was the state champion in the 242 weight class in powerlifting as a senior . . . high school coach was Peter Wesp.
Personal --Favorite NFL team is the Philadelphia Eagles . . . lists Dwight Freeney as his favorite NFL player . . . if he were forced to give up all of his possessions but one, he would keep his Bible . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "passionate, fun, smart" . . . a member of the University Ambassadors, the Scroll Honor Society and Mortar Board Honor Society . . . parents are Moton and Michelle Hopkins . . . majoring in marketing.
Hopkins' Career Statistics Defense G UT AT Tot Loss Sack FR FF PBU Int 2005 (Fr) 13 15 13 28 2.5/-19 2/-18 0 0 0 0 2006 (So) 13 21 19 40 2/-9 0.5/-7 0 1 0 0 2007 (Jr) 14 40 31 71 10/-19 3/-4 0 0 2 1 Totals 40 76 63 139 14.5/-47 5.5/-29 0 1 2 1
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