Football’s DeAndre (Nuk) Hopkins

Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins. Photo by Rex Brown.

We ask student-athletes somewhere between 10-20 questions each week to find out what they are like off the playing fields at Clemson.

What are your nicknames?
Nuk and Ralph. Ralph because in high school my friends said I wore a lot of Polo, so they called me Ralph. And Nuk because of the pacifier brand. My Mom called me that when I was little and it stuck.

Describe yourself in three words.
Courageous, outgoing, and calm.

Who is your favorite sideline reporter?
Erin Andrews because she is beautiful.

What is your favorite song to listen to before a game?

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Snow.

Who is the team clown?
Andre Branch.


What is your favorite sport besides your own?


What is your favorite place to shop?
Atlantic Station in Atlanta.


What is your favorite food?
Good ribs or filet mignon.


What is your favorite restaurant?

Ruth’s Chris

Who is your hero?
My mother


Who is your favorite pro team?

Manchester United

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?


Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

Harry Potter


Batman or Spiderman?


What is most played on your iPod right now?

Kings of Leon

What is your favorite TV show?


What is your favorite movie?


What is your favorite place on campus?


What is your favorite class?

Marriage and Intimacy

Why did you pick Clemson?
I was raised here and it was in my family to be a Clemson Tiger. I had an uncle (Terry Smith) and a cousin (Javis Austin) play here.

—compiled by Danielle Lester

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