With the regular season in the books it is time to hand out the TCI Awards for the 2010 season. Today we hand out the TCI Freshman of the Year award.
The voting was unanimous for this year’s winner. True freshman DeAndre Hopkins wins the award in a landslide.
Clemson started the season searching for playmakers at receiver. By the middle of the season it became apparent DeAndre was ready to take the role as the Tigers best playmaker.
Hopkins finished the regular season with 43 catches for 532 yards and four touchdowns. The former Daniel standout averaged 12.4 yards per carry.
Against South Carolina DeAndre had two catches for 75 yards on the opening drive, and now has Clemson first-year freshman record in receiving yards with 532. Hopkins finished the game with seven catches for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown. The 124 yards were the most for any Clemson player this season.
TCI congratulates DeAndre for taking home this year’s award.