Hopkins becomes 2nd youngest player in NFL history to 500 catches
|Sunday, December 16, 2018, 8:54 AM- -|
DeAndre 'Nuk' Hopkins is arguably the No. 1 receiver currently in the NFL.
During Saturday 29-22 win against the Jets, Hopkins had ten receptions on 11 targets for a season-high 170 yards and two touchdowns including the 14-yard game-winner.
It was Hopkins third 150-yard performance of the season which leads the league at the wide-out position. He also made history during the contest as he became the second-youngest player in NFL history to reach 500 receptions at 26 years, six months, and nine days old.
The youngest player to reach the 500 reception milestone is future Hall-of-Famer Larry Fitzgerald.
For the season, Nuk already has 94 receptions for a league-leading 1,321 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Entering Sunday's games, former Clemson receivers have combined for 33 NFL TD receptions this year, 12 more than any other school. Former Alabama receivers second with 21.— Tim Bourret (@TimBourret) December 16, 2018