Greg Hopkins
No. 82
Position:Wide Receiver / Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1971-11-16) November 16, 1971 (age 50)
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Waynesburg Central (PA)
College:Slippery Rock
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Receptions:833
Receiving yards:10,206
Tackles:267
Interceptions:26
Total Touchdowns:213
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Greg Hopkins (born November 16, 1971) is a former Arena Football League wide receiver/linebacker with the Albany Firebirds and the Los Angeles Avengers.

High school career

Greg Hopkins was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, United States. He attended West Greene Junior/Senior High School and thenWaynesburg Central High School in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and was a quarterback in football, a wrestler on the wrestling team, and a record-setting javelin thrower on the track and field team.

College career

While attending Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Greg Hopkins was a four-year letterman in football and a two-year letterman in wrestling. In football, he was a three-time All America honoree, a three-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference selection, and won Academic All-America honors as a senior. He set nine school records, and finished his spectacular college career with 215 receptions for 3,382 yards (15.73 yards per reception avg.).

Arena Football League career

On June 17, 2007, his number, #82, was officially retired by the Los Angeles Avengers during a halftime ceremony. He was named to the Arena Football Hall of Fame on August 10, 2013.[1][2]

Political career

In 2006, Hopkins was the Republican nominee for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from that state's 50th Legislative District, which includes all of Greene County and small parts of Washington and Fayette counties. He received approximately 47 percent of the vote against the district's longtime incumbent legislator, Bill DeWeese, winning in Greene County and losing by small margins in the other counties.

Hopkins announced that he would make a second run for the Republican nomination for the seat in 2008. He was defeated by the incumbent, Bill DeWeese.

References

  1. ^ "Hopkins named to Arena Football Hall of Fame". Observer-Reporter. August 11, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "AFL Announces 2013 Arena Football Hall of Fame Class". Archived from the original on 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-11.