Andy Hopkins
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-10-19) October 19, 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth: Crockett, Texas
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Andy Hopkins (born October 19, 1949) is a former all-star Canadian Football League (CFL) running back. Andrew “Shay” Hopkins, a native of Crockett, Texas attended Ralph Bunche High School. He was a member of the High School Choir, Ralph Bunche Gazette, Year-book Staff and Sports Editor of the Ralph Bunche Year-book. Andy showed extraodinary athletic abilities in high school. He was a stand-out star in track, baseball, and football. Hopkins didn’t make the football team: he was cut as a ninth-grader under the coaching of his father, Andrew J. Hopkins. Hopkins used this incident as a determining factor to try harder. He later became captain of his high school football team.

The making of a superstar Edit

After graduating from high school, Hopkins signed a “Letter of Intent” to attend Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was drafted into the National Football League (NFL) by the Houston Oilers in 1971. He later finished his professional football career in the CFL in Canada; playing for both the Hamilton Ti-Cats and Montreal Alouettes Professional Football Teams.

After playing college football at Stephen F. Austin State University he joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1973, where he rushed for (a team record at the time) 1223 yards in his rookie season.[1] Joining the Montreal Alouettes in 1976, he again rushed for over one thousand yards (1075 and a all-star selection), and in 1977 he was part of their Grey Cup championship team.[2]

Family Edit

Hopkins is married to his high school sweetheart, Ann Hopkins (Public Education Administrator); and they are the parents of four children: Dr. Alicia Hopkins, MD.; Andrew Hopkins II. CPA; Aaric Hopkins, an aspiring Attorney; and Ashton Hopkins, an aspiring Architectural/Mechanical Engineer).

The Hopkins family lives in Missouri City, Texas, and attends Brentwood Baptist Church (Houston, Texas). Hopkins is CEO of his own company, Copier Systems. Inc.

NFL achievements Edit

All Time East Texans in NFL Draft: Hopkins, Andy RB NFL Draft 1971 Round 15 #368

CFL achievements Edit

CFL All Time Rushing List (Hamilton Tiger-Cats)

CFL Most Rushing Yards-Season (Andy Hopkins, RB);

CFL All Time Rusher (1000 yard rushers) 1976

CFL All Time All Stars (Montreal Alouettes) Andy Hopkins; 1976

CFL Record Single Season Rushing (Andy Hopkins) 1973

CFL Record Career Carries; 552 (Andy Hopkins); 1973

CFL Record Single Season Carries; 232 (Andy Hopkins) 1973 &1974

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2010 Media Guide and Record Book
  2. [1] CFLAPEDIA entry: Andy Hopkins

External links Edit

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