- High School/Other
- Defensive Tackle
- 6' 0"
- 311 lbs.
- Highland Springs
- Highland Springs, Va.
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Updated: January 10, 2014
2013 Third-Team All-American (Athlon and CBS Sports)
2013 Second-Team All-ACC (Coaches and ACSMA)
2012 Honorable Mention All-ACC
2013: A third-team All-American by Athlon … A second-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA and the coaches … The state’s defensive lineman of the year as awarded by The Richmond Touchdown Club for the second year in a row … Started all 13 games and the last 40 in a row for his career … Played 716 plays, 655 at defensive tackle, 54 on special teams and seven at fullback … Made 54 tackles, including 9.0 for loss and 5.0 sacks …Also had 11 quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a 40-yard fumble recovery … Made three tackles, including one for loss in the season opener against Alabama … Helped on eight tackles and added two QB hurries against Western Carolina … Made three tackles and was in on a sack at East Carolina … Returned a fumble 40 yards while adding four tackles and three hurries against Marshall … Made seven tackles at Georgia Tech … Had three tackles in the win over North Carolina … Made four tackles, including two sacks for a 17-yard total loss, also adding four QB hurries in the win over Pittsburgh … Made his debut at fullback, in on one snap, while also making two tackles on defense against Duke … Totaled four tackles at Boston College … Was in at fullback for four snaps, while making four tackles on defense in the win at Miami … Made three tackles against Maryland … Made four tackles in the win over Virginia … Had five tackles, including 1.5 for loss and half a sack, in the Sun Bowl … Logged one play on offense, providing the lead block on a touchdown … Earned Iron Hokie honors in summer max testing.
2012: An honorable mention All-ACC selection at defensive tackle … Started all 13 games … Tallied 51 tackles on the year, including 10.0 for loss and 3.5 sacks … Also had a forced fumbled and seven quarterback hurries … Was in on 678 plays, including 547 defensive snaps and 131 special teams plays … Made 11 tackles, including one for loss in the win over Georgia Tech … Made six tackles, including one for loss against Austin Peay … Assisted on two tackles at Pittsburgh … Had four tackles, including a sack for an 8-yard loss against Cincinnati … Was in on four tackles, including 1.5 for a total loss of 6 yards at North Carolina … Made five tackles at Clemson … Made four tackles including one for a 6-yard loss against Florida State … Had five tackles and three hurries at Boston College … Helped on two tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss against Virginia … Delivered a sack for a 6-yard loss as part of his four tackles in the win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Earned the Don Williams TEAM UNITED Award as the defensive player who put the team first during spring workouts.
2011: Started all 14 games at defensive tackle ... Played over 760 snaps on defense and 47 on special teams ... Had 51 tackles, including five tackles for loss and three sacks, along with 12 quarterback hurries ... Also has a breakup, recovered a fumble and forced a fumble on the season ... Had five tackles, including a team-high four solo and a forced fumble against Appalachian State ... Had three tackles, three QB hurries and a sack for eight lost yards at ECU ... Picked up four tackles, a tackle for loss and three QB hurries in the win over Arkansas State ... Recorded two assisted tackles at Marshall ... Recorded a sack for nine lost yards and two solo tackles against Clemson ... Was in on a TFL and four total stops in the win over Miami ... Registered three solo stops and two hurries at Wake Forest ... Had a sack and three total tackles along with a hurry against BC ... Picked up two tackles at Duke ... Had a big game at Georgia Tech, tallying nine tackles ... Recovered a key fumble in the first quarter against UNC and finished with six tackles ... Posted five stops, all solo, a breakup and a hurry at Virginia ... Tallied two tackles and two QB hurries in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson.
2010: Picked up playing time in 13 games … Had nine tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and a pair of QB hurries … Saw his first collegiate action with seven plays against Boise State … Played 25 downs in the ECU game and posted a sack and two tackles … Worked 19 snaps against BC … Had a tackle and two QB hurries during 14 plays at NC State … Got 19 snaps on defense against Central Michigan …Picked up a tackle against Wake Forest … Was in on 16 plays in the Duke game with a tackle … Played briefly against Georgia Tech … Picked up a tackle in the UNC game … Recovered a fumble on his first play against Miami and made two tackles … Shared a sack against Virginia … His 485-pound front squat was tops among defensive linemen during off-season testing … Collected two sacks during the first scrimmage of the spring … Had a sack and a TFL in the final scrimmage … Added a tackle and a quarterback hurry during the Maroon-White game … Earned the Paul Torgersen Award as the top defensive newcomer of the spring.
High School: Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a defensive lineman for Coach Loren Johnson at Highland Springs High … Rated the No. 12 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 53 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 17 player in the state by Scout.com … Ranked the No. 27 player in the state by Rivals … Listed as the No. 105 defensive tackle in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked as the No. 21 player on the Virginia 37 bySuperPrep … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … Named first-team AAA all-state as a defensive lineman by the VHSCA and second-team all-state as an offensive guard … A three-time all-Metro selection by The Richmond Times-Dispatch … Was in on 59 tackles as a senior, including 13 for loss … Had nine sacks, 13 quarterback hurries, forced three fumbles and recovered three fumbles … Also had an interception and scored a defensive touchdown to earn Capital District Defensive Player of the Year honors … Earned first-team all-Metro honors as a sophomore, totaling 49 tackles, including eight tackles for loss … Was again an all-Metro selection his junior season, totaling 12 tackles for loss, including five sacks … Had two interceptions as a junior.
Personal: Derrick A. Hopkins … Born 12/16/91 … Son of Gary and Jackie Hopkins … Brother of former Tech defensive tackle Antoine Hopkins … Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management with a concentration in consumer studies.