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71   Chris Hopkins
Chris Hopkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beltsville, Md.

High School:
St. John's College (D.C.) H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 305

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
08/18/1986


On Hopkins: Returning starting right tackle ... Versatile player who has seen time at tight end in addition to playing all offensive line positions ... Very cerebral player and a leader on and off the field ... Alternated between tackle and tight end as a freshman and sophomore ... Great blocker with good footwork.

2007 UPDATE:
• Former tight end who moved to offensive line permanently last season. True senior who has played many spots on the line in his four years.
• Started 2007 as the right guard after playing most of last year as a right tackle following Sean Calicchio's injury.

• Started first seven games at right guard in 2007 and started 12 of 13 overall.
• UMass allowed just 17 total sacks in 2007 while Matt Lawrence has gained 100 or more yards in 10 games.
• Since return from injury, UMass allowed one sack in four games.
• Helped offensive line to not allow a sack and UMass rushed for 204 yards vs. #14 New Hampshire (11/10).
• Returned to action at Rhode Island (11/3) after missing game at William & Mary (10/27), due to injury.
• Over last two seasons, has aided Steve Baylark (10) and now Matt Lawrence (10) to 20 100-yard games in 28 contests.
• Streak of 20 starts in a row, ended as he sat out at WIlliam & Mary (10/27). Of those 20 games, started seven in 2007 at right guard and 14 games in a row at right tackle in 2006.
• Part of offensive line that allowed just 16 sacks in 2006 in 15 games (1.07 per game, which was first in A-10 and ranked 14th in the nation). Part of O-Line that led Steve Baylark to his fourth straight 1,000-yard season.
• In 2005, played in 11 games, starting five, all at tight end. Made just one catch for eight yards. As a true freshman made one catch for a four-yard touchdown vs. Hofstra (11/20/04).
COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 63.

As a junior in 2006: Played in the final 14 games as the starting right tackle after making full conversion from tight end ... Part of offensive line that allowed just 16 sacks in 2006 in 15 games (1.07 per game, which was first in A-10 and ranked 14th in the nation) ... UMass led or tied for A-10 lead in fewest sacks allowed in each of last three years with Hopkins in the line-up ... Part of Offensive Line that led Steve Baylark to his fourth straight 1,000-yard season, the third player in I-AA to reach that ... Baylark had 10 100-yard games including last five games in a row ... UMass had five straight games of more than 450 yards of total offense from Sept. 16-Oct. 21.

As A Sophomore In 2005: Played in all 11 games as a reserve tight end and back-up offensive tackle ... Started at tight end on five occasions ... Caught one pass for eight yards against Hofstra (11/19) ... Wore two different jerseys in several games playing both positions: No. 71 when he played offensive tackle and No. 80 as a tight end.

As A Freshman In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Made his first career catch a memorable one as he caught a four-yard touchdown pass in season finale vs. Hofstra (11/20) ... Played in six total games during the season as a reserve ... Made his collegiate debut at James Madison (10/9).

Before UMass: Played for coach Elliott Uzelac at Saint John's College High School in Washington, D.C. ... Team captain during his senior season, when he was named first team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

Personal:Christopher Scott Hopkins ... Born August 18, 1986 in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Milton and Kimberly Hopkins ... Has one sister, Amanda ... His father played football at Howard ... A Junior ROTC Sergeant, who also volunteers with the Special Olympics and assisting the mentally challenged ... Has worked with the Omega Phi Feed the Hungary program ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATISTICS (Receiving)
Year    	GP      	No.     	Yds.    	Avg.    	TD      	Lg.
2004	6/0	1	4	4.0	1	4
2005	11/5	1	8	8.0	0	8
2006	14/14	0	0	0.0	0	0
Totals	31/19	2	12	6.0	1	12

CAREER HIGHS Touchdowns: 1 vs. Hofstra (11/20/04)

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