DeAndre Hopkins Passes Larry Fitzgerald in Crazy NFL Record

Isaiah De Los Santos
Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins has passed teammate Larry Fitzgerald in a crazy NFL record.
Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins has passed teammate Larry Fitzgerald in a crazy NFL record. / Al Pereira/Getty Images
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has acclimated well to his new team after being traded by the Houston Texans this past offseason. Hopkins' arrival helped boost Arizona's receiving corps around rookie QB Kyler Murray, giving the young quarterback a top option to target.

After Thursday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, Hopkins became the owner of the NFL record for youngest player to reach 700 career receptions -- even passing teammate Larry Fitzgerald in the process.

Hopkins' milestone is impressive on its own, but the fact that he passed Fitzgerald shows that he's a special talent who's well on his way to a memorable career, just like his teammate.

Hopkins has hauled in the second-most receptions (72) this season to go along with his league-leading receiving yards (912). The wideout has found the end zone four times, including a game-winning Hail Mary catch that pushed the Cardinals past the Buffalo Bills in Week 10.

Fitzgerald, now 37, is still going in his 17th season, an incredible feat for a receiver. He has grabbed 43 catches this year for 336 yards. Hopkins (704) has a long to go if he hopes to one day pass Larry Legend (1,421) in career recpetions, but he's off to a great start.


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