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VIDEO: Remembering When DeAndre Hopkins Played Basketball at Clemson and Wasn't Very Good

David Kaestle
DeAndre Hopkins playing basketball at Clemson.
DeAndre Hopkins playing basketball at Clemson. /
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After DeAndre Hopkins made one of the most insane touchdown catches we've ever seen on Sunday to secure a walk-off win against the Buffalo Bills, people are comparing his incredible leaping ability to that of a basketball player. Well, as some may not know, Hopkins, despite being a huge football star at Clemson, also played for the basketball team a bit.

However, after watching some of his tape from the hardwood in college, it's clear the skills it takes to be successful on the football field don't always translate over to the basketball court.

While just being good enough to make the basketball team while also being one of the football team's best players in an impressive feat in itself, it's clear that Hopkins made the right choice pursing football in the professional ranks.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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