Texans exercise fifth-year option on Nuk Hopkins


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The Houston Texans exercised their fifth-year option on former Clemson wide receiver Deandre "Nuk" Hopkins for the 2017 season as he is scheduled to make $7.915 million for the additional year.

Hopkins had 111 catches for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns las season and was named a Pro-Bowl starter for the first time in his career (alternate last season).

His 2015-2016 season was remarkable in a Texans' historical perspective as he had the third-most catches, fourth-most receiving yards and fourth most receiving touchdowns. He was also the first player in NFL history to have 100-yard receiving games with four different starting quarterback in a single season (Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T.J. Yates and Brandon Weeden).

He is the second player in NFL history along with Randy Moss to record 3,500 receiving yards before the age of 24. He has accrued an amazing 239 catches for 3,533 yards (14.8 ypg) and 19 touchdowns since entering the NFL in 2013.


Hopkins had 206 receptions for 3020 yards and 27 touchdowns while at Clemson and was named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and first-team All-ACC by several publications.

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