|Hometown:||New Bedford, Mass.|
|High School:||New Bedford|
Junior linebacker who is majoring in corporate finance and accounting with a minor in computer information systems ... expected to start at weak side linebacker … talented athlete with great versatility and a high football IQ … one of the team’s most physical players … two varsity letters.
2011: Led team in tackles (79), finishing tied for 11th in the Northeast-10 ... second on team in sacks (four) and tackles for a loss (10) ... started all 10 games ... had 13 tackles, most by a Bentley player last season, at Stonehill Sept. 16 ... recovered a fumble and had nine tackles against AIC Sept. 30 ... made nine tackles, 2.5 for a loss, and had two sacks at Merrimack Oct. 8 ... picked up a sack and made nine stops against Southern Connecticut Oct. 15 ... had half-sacks at New Haven Oct. 22 and against Assumption Nov. 5.
2010: Played in the final seven games, making six tackles ... had two stops against Merrimack Oct. 8.
Personal: 2010 graduate of New Bedford High School ... team captain as a senior ... recorded 120 tackles, five INTs and two forced fumbles his senior season ... also captained the wrestling team and was sectional champion ... age as of Sept. 1: 20 ... son of Blaine and Teresa Hopwood ... has one sister, Tara (22).