Congratulations to DeAndre Hopkins for being named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September 2013. NFL Communications explains why 'Nuk received such a prestigious honor.
Hopkins, a first round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft (No. 27 overall) out of Clemson, led all rookies in receiving yards (270) and tied for an NFL rookie best with 20 receptions in September.
-In Week 2, Hopkins registered seven catches for 117 yards (16.7 average), including a game-winning three-yard touchdown reception in the Texans’ 30-24 overtime win against Tennessee. Hopkins became the first rookie wide receiver to catch a touchdown pass in overtime since SANTONIO HOLMES (December 31, 2006). He posted the first 100-yard receiving game by a rookie this season.
-Hopkins’ 270 scrimmage yards lead all rookies in 2013.
-Has recorded the second-most receptions and receiving yards through the first four games of a career in Texans history, trailing only ANDRE JOHNSON (26 receptions for 346 yards).
-Hopkins joins DOMANICK WILLIAMS (October of 2003) and STEVE SLATON (December of 2008) as the third Texans player to be named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month. He is the first Texans rookie wide receiver to win the award.
-Hopkins is the first rookie receiver to win the award since JULIO JONES in 2011 (December).
Indeed, early returns on the Texans' first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft are skewing positive. Now please continue to do this for another 10 years or so, Mr. Hopkins. Texans fans will be much obliged.