Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins baptized after practice (Picture)
Seeing players in a tub after football practice is not an uncommon occurrence. Whether it be the hot tub or an ice bath, 250-pound men who have been beating up on each other need something to soothe the bumps and bruises. In fact, guys even get thrown into the cold tub when they don’t want to be there. Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins found himself in a tub after practice last Thursday, but the reason for it was a bit more unusual.
As you can see from the photo above that Clemson wide receivers coach Jeff Scott shared on Twitter, Hopkins was baptized in front of his teammates last week. According to Channel 3 News in South Carolina, official team chaplain and pastor Perry Noble oversaw the baptism. Hopkins then went on to catch a school record 13 passes and score the game-winning touchdown in Clemson’s 26-19 win over Auburn on Saturday. Don’t be surprised if other schools around the country start encouraging their skill players to be baptized after practice.