To be as amazing as Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was all season—and believe me he was amazing as, he missed exactly ZERO balls thrown to him—you have to have a keen awareness of your surroundings.
And Hopkins proved yet again that he sees the entire field and then some.
Like the community that surrounds it.
Which is why Hopkins has dedicated the $29,000 playoff check he will earn in tomorrow’s Wild Card game against the Colts to Jazmine Barnes—a 7-year-old girl who was killed this past Sunday in the most senseless of drive-by shootings in Houston.
“When I see Jazmine Barnes' face, I see my own daughter. I'm pledging my playoff check this week to help her family with funeral costs... On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine” Hopkins tweeted yesterday.
The girl was killed when a man in a pickup truck pulled up next to Barnes' mother's car and started firing. Jazmine's mother and three sisters were injured in the seemingly random attack.
"What I can do, that's nothing, that won't bring back a person," Hopkins said Thursday. "I'm not trying to make it out about me or anything like that. It's the least I could do."
For doing nothing, DeAndre, you’re really something.