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Texans Leading WR Hopkins Says 2018 Was Tough “Not Just Physically but Mentally”

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said he played with more pain last season than he had dealt with at any point in his career according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

“Last year was tough, not just physically but mentally,” Hopkins said. “It’s the most banged up I’ve ever been playing football. I was dealing with serious injuries a lot of people would have sat down for. But we had a good team that depended on me, and I never gave a thought to not playing unless the doctors told me I couldn’t.”

Despite playing through all that pain, Hopkins did not miss a game in 2018 and caught 115 balls for 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns-truly one of the ironmen of the NFL at a position where there are very few ironmen. Either Hopkins or Davante Adams of the Packers should be the first wideout taken in fantasy drafts this summer.

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One Response to “Texans Leading WR Hopkins Says 2018 Was Tough “Not Just Physically but Mentally””

  1. Berdj Joseph Rassam says:

    Wow – for Hopkins to have played at such a high level and productivity with that much pain speaks volumes about his heart, resilience, and talent.

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