WR DeAndre Hopkins named AP First-Team All-Pro

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro First Team today. The teams are chosen by a national panel of 50 NFL writers and broadcasters to recognize the best players at each position.

Hopkins has made the first team in three-consecutive seasons (2017-19) after being named to the second team in 2015. His four career All-Pro selections tie Andre Johnson for the most by an offensive player in team history and the second-most overall behind J.J. Watt (seven). Hopkins also owns the second-most first-team selections in team history behind Watt (five).

Hopkins finished the 2019 regular season with 104 receptions for 1,165 yards (11.2 avg.), seven touchdowns and 68 receiving first downs in 15 games played. He tied for the AFC lead in receptions and led the conference in receiving first downs. Hopkins posted five games with 100-or-more receiving yards, which tied for the AFC lead and tied for fourth in the NFL. He has recorded at least five receptions in 18 games in a row dating back to Week 15 of 2018, which marks the longest active streak in the NFL, the longest streak in franchise history and ties for the fifth-longest streak in NFL history.

Hopkins became just the third player in NFL history to post over 600 receptions, 8,500 receiving yards and 50 receiving touchdowns in his first seven seasons. He also became the second-youngest player to reach 600 career receptions and the third-youngest to 8,000 career receiving yards. Hopkins tied for the second-most receptions (632) by a player through his first seven seasons in NFL history and tied for the third-most consecutive seasons with at least 800 receiving yards to start a career in NFL history (seven), trailing Jerry Rice (12) and Gary Clark (nine).

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