Hopkins selected by Texans in 1st round of NFL Draft
Former Clemson wide receiver DeAndre "Nuk" Hopkins was selected by the Houston Texans (#27 overall) in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday evening.
Hopkins was a second-team All-American last year when he had 82 receptions for 1405 yards and 18 touchdowns. The 1405 yards were a Clemson record and the 18 touchdown catches an ACC record. He finished his career as Clemson’s career leader in reception yardage. In his final game he had 13 receptions for 191 yards and two scores in the 25-24 win over LSU, including a 4th and 16 reception on the game-winning drive. The 191 yards were the most receiving yards by any player in a bowl game last year.
UPDATE: In the 2012 NFL Draft the 27th pick (Guard - Kevin Zeitler) was signed by Cincinnati to a four year contract worth $7.54 million including $3.9 million signing bonus (Total guaranteed money: $6.1 million).
Instagram photo from Tajh Boyd when Hopkins was drafted.
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