USA Today: Hopkins steeled by tragedies
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Years Played: 2010 - 2012
But nowhere in the scouting reports is the incredible tale of his path to the brink of pro football, a soap opera script of car crashes — fatal and miraculous — the disfiguring acid attack, a failed suicide attempt by a cousin and Hopkins' two-decades-long struggle to overcome a tragic family history.
Even those who have lived it — those who have run their fingertips over the scars it has left behind — have a difficult time believing it.
"So much bad has happened around DeAndre," cousin Javis AustinJavis Austin
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