Alongside fellow senior and two-way star Adam McCollum who was a three-time All-Southern Arizona selection, Hopkins helped lead Salpointe to one of its best seasons ever when it made it to the 5A state championship game in 1991, for only the second time in school history. Hopkins, a 5-foot 11-inch 175-pound running back, was the driving force of the offense with 2,118 yards and 29 touchdowns that season, on his way to being named the All-Southern Arizona Player of the Year. In the state final against Phoenix St. Marys, Hopkins had 28 carries for 128 yards but the Lancers lost 28-13. One of his best games that year came when he ran for 205 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries. Hopkins had interest from the UA, ASU and Cal before he chose the Sun Devils. He played four seasons with them but split time as a defensive back and halfback, finishing with 1,745 total yards and eight touchdowns. Photo by Rick Wiley / Tucson Citizen