GIF: DeAndre Hopkins scores 76-yard TD for Texans


Sep 7, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs for a touchdown during the first half against the Washington Redskins at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

In the second quarter on Sunday against the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans second-year wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a 76-yard touchdown reception thrown by veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The 76-yard touchdown was his career-high reception. Last year as a rookie he had a catch for 66 yards.

Hopkins broke away in single coverage, and avoided a tackle attempt by the Redskins to reach the end zone for six points. The TD by Hopkins eventually gave the Texans a 7-6 lead in the second quarter.

The drive totaled 89 yards and four plays.

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As the game went to halftime, the Texans led 14-6 following a second TD score by Houston, with that one coming off a blocked punt and touchdown by Alfred Blue, who is making his NFL debut as a rookie.

Last season as a rookie, Hopkins had 802 yards on 52 receptions. He finished his rookie season with two touchdowns. Hopkins in ’13 averaged 50.1 yards per game, plus 15.4 yards per reception.

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