DeAndre Hopkins aka “Nuk” has been every bit of what the Texans expected and more. The third year receiver out of Clemson South Carolina has done a good job of filling the void left by future hall-of-fame receiver Andre Johnson.
Against the Jets, Hopkins became the third youngest player in NFL history to reach 200 career receptions and 3000 career receiving yards. Larry Fitzgerald and David Boston were the only to faster than him. He was the fastest player in Texans history to reach 200 career receptions, doing so in his 42nd career game. Andre Johnson did so by his 43rd career game, and reached 3000 career receiving yards by his 48th career game.
Hopkins also became the first player in Texans team history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in the first 10 games of a season.
At the half, hopkins led the team with four catches for 98 yards and a touchdown. The hype of the day was the matchup between Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and Hopkins with DeAndre getting the best of Revis. Revis ended up leaving the game early in the third quarter with an injury.