Trey Hopkins (born July 6, 1992) is an American football offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas.

Trey Hopkins
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Hopkins in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 66 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Center
Guard
Personal information
Born: (1992-07-06) July 6, 1992 (age 27)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Cloverleaf (TX) North Shore
College:Texas
Undrafted:2014
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Games played:46
Games started:37
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

High school careerEdit

Hopkins attended North Shore High School where he was an All-Area, All-State, and All-American. As well as a two-time first-team All-District performer on the offensive line. He also played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

As a sophomore, he recorded 36 pancake blocks and 38 knockdowns. He helped North Shore recorded 363 total yards-per-game, including 207 rushing yards-per-game. He helped the team to a 14-1 record, winning the district championship and a spot in the semifinals of the state playoffs. He was also named second-team All-District. As a junior, he recorded 44 pancake blocks and 40 knockdowns. He helped the team recorded 376 yards-per-game, including 197 rushing yards-per-game. He again helped the team to a one loss record (9-1), a district championship, and a trip to the state playoffs. For the season, he was named All-state honorable mention from the Associated Press (AP), as well as a first-team All-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle.

As a senior, he recorded 48 pancake blocks and 36 knockdowns. He helped the team recorded 361 yards-per-game, including 232 rushing yards-per-game. He helped the team to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the second round of the 5A Division II state playoffs. For the season, he was named first-team All-District 21-5A, as well as being named to the Houston Chornicle's "The Houston 100". He was named to Dave Campbell's third-team Texas Football Super Team. He was a first-team All-Great Houston selection, a member of Rivals.com's top 100, ESPNU's Top 150 National Prospects, #1 guard by Rivals.com, #6 guard by ESPNU. He also won Offensive Player of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club.[1]

College careerEdit

Hopkins then attended the University of Texas. As a freshman in 2010, he appeared in all 12 games (four starts). He started four games in place of an injured Michael Huey. Hopkins helped the Longhorns recorded 382.5 total yards-per-game, including 150.5 rushing yards-per-game. As a sophomore in 2011, he started all 13 games at right tackle. He helped the Longhorns offense rank 21st in the nation in rushing with 202.62 yards-per-game, and average 392.54 total yards-per-game. In 2012 as a junior, he was switched to left guard and started 12 games. He missed the 2012 Alamo Bowl with an injury, snapping his 29-game start streak. He helped the Longhorns rank 23rd in scoring offense averaging 35.7 points-per-game, 40th in totals yards with 434.6 yards-per-game. He also ranked third in the nation, allowing 4.1 tackles-for-loss-per-game and 22nd with 1.23 sacks-per-game. He was named second-team All-Big 12 by the coaches, San Antonio Express-News and the Dallas Morning News. He was an All-league honorable mention by the AP. As a senior in 2013 Texas Longhorns football team, he started all 13 games, 12 at left guard and one at right tackle. He helped the Longhorns offense rank 36th in the nation in rushing with 196.2 yards-per-game. He was a member of an offensive line that gave up just 16 sacks on the season, 17th in the nation. He also helped the team set a school recorded with 715 total yards, 359 rushing yards and 356 passing yards, against New Mexico State. He received the teams Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award along with Jackson Jeffcoat, as well as the D. Harold Byrd Tenacity Award for Offense, along with Mason Walters, Malcolm Brown, and Jaxon Shipley. Hopkins was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the AP, Sporting News, and ESPN.com. He was a second-team selection by the coaches, Athlon, and the San Antonio Express-News.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
307 lb
(139 kg)
5.24 s 1.81 s 2.97 s 4.74 s 8.06 s 9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
28 reps
All values from Texas pro day.[2]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Hopkins signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on May 10, 2014.[3][4] On August 30, he was played on injured reserve with a leg injury.[5]

He was released during final cuts on September 5, 2015 and was signed to the Bengals' practice squad the next day.[6][7] On January 11, 2016, he signed a future contract with the Bengals.[8]

On September 3, 2016 during final cuts but was re-signed two days later.[9] He was released on September 15, 2016 and re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted back to the active roster on December 31, 2016.[10]

Hopkins became a full-time starter in 2017, starting 12 games at right guard, missing four games due to a knee injury.

In 2018, Hopkins started nine games, six at center, and one at each guard spot, all in place of injured starters.

On March 8, 2019, the Bengals placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Hopkins.[11] He was named the starting center in 2019, starting all 16 games. He signed a three-year, $20.4 million contract extension with the Bengals through the 2022 season.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Texas Longhorns Athletics - Trey Hopkins - 2013 Football". TexasSports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Trey Hopkins, DS #26 OG, Texas". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Kirkendall, Josh (May 10, 2014). "Unsigned Free Agent: Bengals sign Texas OG Trey Hopkins". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Trey Hopkins Transactions". FoxSports.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bengals 53-man roster set". Cincinnati.com. August 30, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 5, 2015). "Bengals roster cuts: Bengals 53-man roster 2015". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Kirkendall, Josh (September 6, 2015). "Cincinnati Bengals 2015 practice squad announced". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  8. ^ Marcum, Jason (January 11, 2016). "Jeff Luc among 5 Bengals signed to future contracts". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  9. ^ Marcum, Jason (September 3, 2016). "Bengals announce roster cuts: No surprises among Bengals' 53-man roster cutdown". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  10. ^ Hobson, Geoff (December 31, 2016). "Green goes on IR to make room for extra O-lineman". Bengals.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  11. ^ Williams, Charean (March 8, 2019). "Bengals place second-round tender on Trey Hopkins". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  12. ^ Gordon, Grant (December 28, 2019). "Bengals, C Trey Hopkins agree on 3-yr, $20.4M deal". NFL.com.

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