Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins Returns to Clemson As Student

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Tennessee Titans’ star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has re-enrolled as a student at Clemson University, aiming to further his education while juggling his NFL career.

The 31-year-old former Clemson Tiger standout is pursuing a degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management through online classes.

Hopkins, who played for Clemson from 2010 to 2012 before entering the NFL, has decided to balance his gridiron responsibilities with academic pursuits.

The 5-time Pro Bowler is making a substantial $12 million this season with the Titans, but he’s chosen to invest his time in education as well.

Justin Roberton, the associate editor of Clemson’s student newspaper “The Tiger,” broke the news about Hopkins’ return to academia.

While Hopkins primarily participates in online courses, there’s a chance that fellow Clemson students might run into him on campus during test days.

Hopkins recently inked a two-year deal with the Tennessee Titans ahead of the 2023 NFL season, worth a reported $26 million, including incentives that could boost his earnings by an additional $6 million.

Over the course of his career, Hopkins has made a staggering $123.5 million in earnings. DeAndre caught 860 passes in his career for 11,363 yards and 71 touchdowns.