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Updated: February 1, 2013
2012 Honorable Mention All-ACC
2012 Coaches All-ACC Honorable Mention
2012: An honorable mention All-ACC and Coaches All-ACC selection at defensive tackle ... Played in all 13 games, making four starts ... Was in on 364 defensive snaps and two special teams plays ... Saw time on defense in the season-opener against Georgia Tech ... Made a pair of tackles at Pittsburgh ... Had a TFL and pass breakup against Bowling Green ... Broke up two passes against Cincinnati ... Had one tackle for a six yard loss, as well as a QB hurry at North Carolina ... Made two tackles, including 1.5 for loss against Florida State ... Helped on a tackle at Boston College ... Was in on defense in the overtime win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
2011: Started all five games he played in at defensive tackle ... Played 212 snaps on defense and six on special teams for a total of 218 ... Had eight tackles, a half a tackle for loss, two pass breakups and six hurries on the season ... Had a tackle, a QB hurry and assisted on a tackle for loss against Appalachian State ... Had two tackles, including one solo and a pass break up at ECU ... Posted two tackles, a pass breakup and a hurry in the win over Arkansas State ... Recorded two hurries in the win at Marshall … Was lost for the season when he tore the ACL in his right knee against Clemson … Sat out contact portion of spring practice.
2010: Played in every game, starting the last 12 … Contributed 45 tackles, including two sacks and 6.5 behind the line … Added seven QB hurries … Came off the bench in the first two games, playing 12 defensive downs against Boise and 44 versus JMU … Had four tackles including a sack against the Dukes … Moved into the starting lineup for the ECU game and had four tackles, a hurry and a pass batted down … Had two tackles for loss and four total tackles in the NC State game … Made four tackles against CMU, including one behind the line … Picked up a sack against Duke … Recorded a personal-best 10 tackles in the Georgia Tech game … Was in on four tackles at UNC … Had a tackle for loss and three total tackles in the Miami game … Shared a sack on the way to four tackles in the Virginia game … Had two tackles in the ACC title game and two more, including one for a loss, during the Orange Bowl game … Led the tackles with a 329-pound push jerk during off-season testing … Had three tackles, including a sack in the final full spring scrimmage … Was in on two sacks during the Maroon-White game.
2009: Played 243 defensive snaps during the regular season … Finished third among the defensive tackles with 16 tackles … Had the most passes broken up (4) among the linemen and played the most snaps among defensive players who don’t have a start … Registered four tackles, shared a sack and intercepted a pass against Alabama in his first collegiate action … Worked 25 plays on defense in the Marshall game … Played 18 snaps on defense with one tackle against Nebraska … Was in on two tackles in the Miami game …Worked 22 plays at Duke with a tackle … Broke up a pass and added a tackle in the Boston College game … Had 14 plays and a tackle against Georgia Tech … Batted down two passes in the North Carolina game … Had a tackle and a hurry in 16 defensive snaps at ECU … Played 24 downs at Maryland … Contributed a tackle and a hurry against NC State … Posted three tackles in the Virginia game … Saw action in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Tennessee … Tied for the fourth-best back squat on the team during off-season testing with a lift of 530 pounds … Had two tackles for loss, including a sack in Tech’s first major spring scrimmage … Had a sack and a blocked field goal in another scrimmage … Was in on two tackles during the Maroon-White game.
2008: Picked up a lot of reps during the preseason at tackle, but ended up redshirting for the season …Posted a 500-pound back squat during off-season workouts … Recovered a fumble in one of the team’s spring scrimmages … Scored the winning TD in the Maroon-White game when he picked up a fumble and rambled 20 yards for a TD in the final three minutes of play … Also collected two sacks and five total tackles in that game.
High School: Ranked the No. 18 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times for Coach Scott Burton … Ranked the No. 23 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 18 player in the state of Virginia by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 39 defensive end in the country by SuperPrep … Rated the No. 49 defensive end in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Rated the No. 18 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 18 player in the Commonwealth by scout.com … Ranked a “Super Prospect” by CSTV.com’s Tom Lemming … Named second-team Group AAA all-state as a defensive lineman by The Associated Press his senior year … Had 61 tackles, including 19 for loss and three sacks, en route to earning Richmond Times-Dispatch first-team All-Met and second-team all-state honors as a senior … A first-team All-Met selection his sophomore season.
Personal: Antoine M. Hopkins … Born 1/26/90 in Richmond, VA … Son of Gary and Jackie Hopkins … Brother Derrick is a junior on the team this year ... Graduated with a degree in human development.