NFL Firsts: DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins came out of Clemson to join the Houston Texans in 2013. He showed he had just what it takes to make big in the NFL during his rookie season when he finished the year with 802 receiving yards. He went on to improve the next season and by his third he had solidified his position as the number one receiver on the team. Here is a look back at some of the firsts DeAndre Hopkins had in his career.

First Season Totals

In his first season in the NFL, DeAndre Hopkins caught 52 passes for 802 yards, a 15.4 yards per reception average, and two touchdowns.

First Penalty

The first penalty called on DeAndre Hopkins during his NFL career was for offensive pass interference in a 2013 game against the 49ers.

First Game!

In DeAndre Hopkins’ first NFL game, a 2013 win over the Chargers, he caught five passes for 66 yards.

First Catch!

The first pass thrown DeAndre Hopkins’ way in the NFL came in the second quarter of a win over the Chargers in 2013 was complete but went for no gain.

First 100 Yard Game

DeAndre Hopkins had his first 100 yard game in the NFL in just his second game, a Texans win over the Titans, when he caught seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.

First TD Reception

The first TD reception of DeAndre Hopkins’ career came in a win over the Titans in 2013 when he and Matt Schaub teamed up for a three yard scoring play.

First Two Point Conversion

DeAndre Hopkins scored his first two point conversion in the first game of the 2015 season, his third year in the NFL, a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. It came in the fourth quarter, he first scored a touchdown on an eight yard reception from Ryan Mallett, then he and Mallett teamed up again on a two point conversion passing play.

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