Captain … senior safety who is majoring in managerial economics, with a minor in psychology … career totals entering the season include 130 tackles and six interceptions … is a playmaker and leader on defense … has great enthusiasm and intensity … three varsity letters.
2010: Second on team in tackles with 68 and led team in unassisted tackles with 35 … finished season 10th in Northeast-10 in total tackles … named NE-10 Defensive Player of the Week after making career-high 11 tackles and an interception against Merrimack Oct. 8 … had 10 tackles and a fumble recovery at Central Connecticut Sept. 11 … came up with an interception and seven tackles at Southern Connecticut Oct. 16 … made nine tackles at Assumption Oct. 29.
2009: Named Bentley’s Defensive Most Improved Player … started the final seven games of the year … second on the team with 53 tackles … had a season-high seven at New Haven Sept. 19 … picked off three passes … returned an interception 32 yards against Saint Anselm Sept. 11 … had an interception in each of the last two games.
2008: Made one interception and nine tackles in 10 appearances … with 17 seconds left against Assumption Oct. 3, intercepted a pass at the Bentley 19 yard line, preserving a 22-19 Bentley win … made three tackles against both Stonehill Sept. 26 and Merrimack Oct. 18.
Personal: 2008 graduate of Waltham High School, where he played football, hockey and baseball and captained all three teams as a senior … a three-year starter in football and baseball … played in the 2008 football Agganis All-Star classic and was a Greater Boston League All-Star … named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic team and the Boston Herald Dream Team … also played in the hockey Agganis All-Star Classic twice and the baseball game as a senior … two-time hockey GBL All-Star and three-time baseball GBL All-Star … age as of Sept. 1: 21 … son of Don and Monique Hopkins … twin brother Don is a senior on this year’s team … also has a younger brother, Brendan (14).