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.
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
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