DeAndre Hopkins Proud Of Pro Bowl Selection

Hopkins was named to his third straight Pro Bowl

Adam Spolane
December 19, 2019 - 3:08 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- Texans wide reciever DeAndre Hopkins was named to his third straight Pro Bowl Wednesday, but he'd rather not play in the game if he doesn't have to.

"That's the reason that we come out to practice every day, for that reason, to not have to play in the Pro Bowl," Hopkins said Thursday.

The Pro Bowl will be played January 26 in Orlando, but Hopkins would much rather play in Super LIV the next week in Miami, but while he doesn't necessarily want to play in the game, Hopkins says he's honored to be selected.

"There's a lot of people that vote," he said. "They watch football a lot, so there's a lot of my peers out here that have had a great season as well that could've gotten voted in, so it means a lot."

Hopkins is second in the NFL with 99 catches for 1,142 yards and seven touchdowns. He is on his way to the third 100 reception season of his career, and he believes that he earned his Pro Bowl spot.

"I work hard. I expect to be at the top of anything that I do no matter what position it is no matter what sport it is, I strive to be the best at everything I do. That's my mission, that's what I work for, but there's a lot of people out here that are also great, so to be considered at the top is an honor."

Hopkins returned to the practice field Thursday after an illness kept him off the field Wednesday. He said he was feeling "swell" and he'll play Saturday in Tampa. 

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