Another member of WRU signs with Houston Texans

Another member of WRU signs with Houston Texans

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Another member of WRU signs with Houston Texans

Former Clemson wide receiver Germone Hopper signed a multi-year free-agent contract with the Houston Texans on Sunday, according to his agent Adam Seifer of Premier Athlete Advisors.

Hopper played at Clemson from 2013-15 before deciding to leave the team following the 2015 season due to person reasons. During his career, he recorded 71 receptions for 797 yards and six touchdowns.

Last week, Hopper worked out for the Texans, who have had a couple of injuries at wide receiver. Will Fuller will miss the next two to three months after suffering a broken collarbone in early August, while Braxton Miller has not practiced since getting dinged up in last Wednesday’s preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers.

In Houston, Hopper will of course join former Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins as well as former Tiger standouts Deshaun Watson, D.J. Reader, Carlos Watkins and Marcus Gilchrist.

Hopper’s best season in a Tiger uniform was 2014, when he caught a career-high 27 passes for a career-best 331 yards and three touchdowns. Hopper’s best game came against North Carolina when he had three receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Clemson’s 50-35 victory in Death Valley. The Charlotte native caught a 74-yard touchdown pass from Watson and a 50-yard scoring pass.

At the end of that season against Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl, he made a diving, over-the-shoulder catch in the end zone, which completed a 24-yard scoring play in Clemson’s 40-6 victory.

Hopper’s best game in 2015 was against Wake Forest. In the 33-13 win, he grabbed three catches for 129 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown pass from Watson.

 

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