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New Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has arrived in Houston.   WR DeAndre Hopkins and his mother Sabrina in front of his new locker #Texans @nukdabombtwitter.com/HoustonTexans/… — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 26, 2013     Updates from his Press Conference     First-round draft pick @nukdabomb at his 1st press conference as a Texan. #NFLDraft twitter.com/HoustonTexans/… — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 26, 2013 The new #Texans receiver and a bottle of water.twitpic.com/cm56gp — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 26, 2013 ON the phone call last night from the Texans: “My agent tapped me on the shoulder and said ‘this could be it!’” — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 @nukdabomb with #Texans offensive Coord, Rick Dennison at Reliant Stadium twitter.com/RandyMcIlvoy/s… — Randy McIlvoy (@RandyMcIlvoy) April 26, 2013 On if it’s sinking in: “Just a little bit. Looking at you guys (media), it’s starting to.” — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 “As soon as I got off the plane I was greeted by the fans. I can see it’s a love city from the beginning.” @nukdabomb on Houston #NFLDraft — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 26, 2013 On tlaking to his teammates: “Me and @jjwatt & @mschaub8 have texted back and forth a couple times.” Hasn’t talked to @johnson80 yet — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 “I bring a championship mentality. Whenever the ball is in the air, I feel like it’s mine.” — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 On what mom means to him: “She’s my mother and I love her. We’ve been through a lot as a family, so this time right now, we’re enjoying it” — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 On his role: “I”m just going to come in and compete for a spot and try to be the best WR I can be.” — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 More on Offense: “… I’ve got a great cast around me to help me come in and grow as a rookie.” — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 Said he came to college as a DB & when he was moved to WR, he just focused on every detail to try to improve. — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 Said QB @mschaub8 texted him last night, told him to come in and be ready to help this team and to contribute — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 Credits @clemsonfball head coach Dabo Swinney for helping him make transition to WR from DB. Swinney was fmr Clemson WR coach. — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 New Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins said one word describes him: “Relentless.” — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 26, 2013 Hopkins on blocking: “With a great running back like Arian, I have to be downfield blocking to make his runs open up.” — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 Hopkins describing himself in 1 word: “It would be ‘relentless.’ I play with an edge and I’m relentless out there on the field.” #NFLDraft — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 26, 2013 Hopkins on learning from @johnson80: “I’m going to make sure he teaches me what he knows so that I can be in his position years from now.” — Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 26, 2013 “That’s how I want to be on the other side of the ball.” @nukdabomb on @jjwatt ‘s style of play. #NFLDraft — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 26, 2013   DeAndre Hopkins said he’ll make sure to learn from Andre Johnson so “I can be in his position” one day #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 26, 2013
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