Despite making $12,000,000 this season, Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins returned to Clemson to further pursue a degree

DeAndre Hopkins’ remarkable football journey began during his collegiate career at Clemson University. His success has continued in the NFL, where he ranked fourth last year in average catches and tenth in receiving yards per game, despite playing just nine games.

After parting ways with the Arizona Cardinals before the regular season, Hopkins is now all set to prove his caliber in Tennessee. Meanwhile, he also decided to go back to Clemson where he once overshadowed many veteran stars.

DeAndre Hopkins re-enrolled in classes at Clemson to pursue a degree

Justin Robertson, the associate editor of Clemson’s student newspaper ‘The Tiger,’ broke the news about D-Hop’s return to academic life. According to the source, he is pursuing a degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management through online classes.

The five-time Pro Bowler, DeAndre Hopkins, played at Clemson from 2010 to 2012 before embarking on his NFL journey. In 2010, he made 52 receptions for 637 yards and scored 4 touchdowns during his 12 appearances that year. The veteran wide receiver led the Tigers to their first 11-win season since 1981, recording 72 passes for 978 yards and 5 touchdowns while starting in all 14 games for the team.

In the 2012 season, the 31-year-old continued to excel, amassing a phenomenal 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns in 13 games. After completing his sophomore year, he chose not to return for his senior year and declared for the NFL Draft in 2013.

What is WR DeAndre Hopkins’ current contract with the Titans?

Hopkins decided to return to the AFC South by agreeing to terms with the Tennessee Titans to a two-year, $26 million deal, worth up to $32 million with incentives. In a video released by the Titans, he was seen going head over heels in the excitement of a new journey in Tennessee.

“I feel real good. Blessed. Grateful to be here. Thank you, Nashville. Thank you, Tennessee. Let’s get to work.”

The former Clemson standout could potentially earn up to $3 million in incentives each season, with the opportunity to secure an additional $1 million in bonuses based on factors such as the total number of receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Over the course of his career, he has amassed an impressive $123.5 million in earnings.

However, the wide receiver has missed 15 out of 34 regular-season games in the past two years due to various issues, including a hamstring injury, a torn MCL, and a suspension. It remains to be seen whether Hopkins can maintain his fitness this season and return to his previous form.


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