CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 8, twice (last at Purdue, Nov. 13, 2010) Yards: 45, vs. Illinois (Nov. 6, 2010) Touchdowns: 1, four times (last at Purdue, Nov. 13, 2010) Long: 32, vs. Illinois (Nov. 6, 2010)
Junior (2012) ... has appeared in eight games at fullback this season, starting four contests.
Sophomore (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... appeared in 11 games; played nine contests at fullback, starting twice (San Diego State, Purdue) and played three games as a reserve running back; played same 11 games on special teams ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... first career reception went for 28 yards ... SAN DIEGO STATE (Sept. 24) ... made first career start at fullback ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... season-high five carries for 10 yards.
Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in 11 contests ... recorded 37 carries for 151 yards and four touchdowns ... did not see game action against Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... made career debut on goal line package at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... scored on first career carry, a one-yard run over the right side of the formation, against the Irish ... did not play vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... recorded six carries for 32 yards as a reserve at superback vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... appeared as a reserve superback in Big Ten opener at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... carried the ball twice for 13 yards as a reserve superback vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... registered career highs in carries (eight) and rushing yards (38) and a two-yard rushing touchdown as a reserve superback vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... recorded five carries for 14 yards as a reserve superback at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... rushed for a career-high 45 yards and a touchdown on five carries as a backup superback vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... scored on a four-yard rush in the second quarter and set a new career long with a 32-yard rush against the Fighting Illini ... gained five yards on eight carries and sealed the victory with a three-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as a reserve superback against Purdue (Nov. 13) ... had two rushes for three yards as a backup superback vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... appeared as a reserve superback against Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... did not earn any touches as a backup superback vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl. Prep ... attended Marcus High School (2009) coached by Brian Erwin ... three-year starter at running back ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds ... Key Statistics ... carried the ball 847 times for 5,010 yards and scored 61 touchdowns during his final three seasons ... rushed 231 times for 1,332 yards and scored 19 touchdowns as a senior ... gained 1,689 rushing yards on 273 carries and scored 22 TDs junior year ... caught 11 passes for 81 yards as a junior ... carried the ball 343 times for 1,663 yards and 16 touchdowns sophomore year ... added eight receptions for 105 yards and one TD as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings ... Prep Star All-American ... rated as the No. 98 player in Texas by SuperPrep ... three-star and the nation's No. 50 running back by Scouts, Inc. ... listed as the nation's 52nd-best running back according to scout.com ... three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and scout.com ... earned honorable mention all-state as a junior and senior ... all-district selection junior and senior seasons ... earned district MVP honors as a junior.
Personal ... Stephen Hopkins was born Sept. 5, 1991 ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management.