DeAndre Hopkins named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

HOUSTON – The NFL named Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance against Jacksonville on Sunday. Hopkins finished the game with 10 receptions for 148 receiving yards (14.8 avg.) and two touchdowns in Houston's 31-20 victory.

Hopkins became the first player in NFL history with at least nine catches and 145 receiving yards in three consecutive games and recorded his fourth consecutive 100-yard receiving game, which ties the Texans franchise record. For the season, Hopkins has compiled 52 receptions for an NFL-best 726 yards (14.0 avg.) and five touchdowns. He also leads the NFL in third-down receptions (15) and first downs (42), while also being second in the league in scrimmage yards and second in receptions.

Hopkins' receptions and receiving yards totals through six games are the most in franchise history and rank second in the NFL since 1960. In the month of October alone, Hopkins has caught 30 passes for 474 yards and two touchdowns, while posting three straight 100-yard receiving games. Through his first three NFL seasons, Hopkins has posted the most receiving touchdowns and the second-most receptions and receiving yards in Texans franchise history. He's also tied the mark for the most 100-yard receiving games through as many seasons in team history.

This is the first Player of the Week award for Hopkins in his career. He is the first Texans offensive player since Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 13 of 2014 to be named Player of the Week and first overall since Randy Bullock won Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 16 of 2014. Hopkins is also the 12th offensive player to win AFC Player of the Week in franchise history and 33rd overall.

In celebration of his 23rd birthday, take a look at the best 23 photos of DeAndre Hopkins' career as a Houston Texan.

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