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Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins Baptized at Practice

9:18 AM, Sep 4, 2012   |    comments
DeAndre Hopkins gets baptized (Image: Twitter/@coachjeffscott)
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(USA TODAY) - You don't see this every day at practice.

Clemson wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott tweeted this photo of junior wideout DeAndre Hopkins. It shows the wide receiver getting baptized.

Scott then wrote, "highlight of my week...was seeing DeAndre Hopkins get Baptized in front of his teammates on Thursday after practice." 

Scott, who was named one of the nation's top-25 recruiters by Rivals.com, received all sorts of praise on Twitter:

@pastorstancil: @coach_jeffscott Not a Clemson fan but a huge Jesus fan and this is awesome! I now have a new coach to pull for! Preach Christ! #godawgs

@pastey4: @coach_jeffscott Please tell Hopkins this Gamecock fan said Welcome to God's Foverever Family!! #iloveJesus #gamecocks

@kirklandtwins: @coach_jeffscott I'm a Tar Heel but this makes me a Clemson fan a little. Amen!

@fortisetfidelis: @coach_jeffscott This is so awesome! I'm not a Clemson fan but now respect what you all are doing.

@mcmlanc: @coach_jeffscott this is what it is all about! GO TIGERS!

@wiems19: @coach_jeffscott. It is things like what happened thursday night made this huge HUSKER follow clemson upmost respect 4 ur staff #forhisglory
@matthoverter: @coach_jeffscott LOVE the pic of your player being baptized. Love seeing someone step out for God like that. #youaretheimpact
@zenjenriser: @coach_jeffscott This is why you're such a good recruiter. What Mom wouldn't want you taking their babies under the wing? #proudtobeatiger

Scott later tweeted a photo from the season opener with the message, "I am so proud of Nuk and how he has matured as a player, a young man and most importantly in his faith."

Hopkins had a school-record 13 receptions in Clemson's 26-19 win over Auburn. The Clemson Tigers will host Ball State on Saturday in Death Valley.

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