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I work hard.
Part of being a player is trying to affect the community you’re in and helping people. If there’s one kid I can help, I feel like I did my job.
My mom made sure all her kids went to college.
I play football for a living. That’s my job, that’s what I love doing.
If I drop a ball, I’m going to beat myself up, or if I go out and a rep isn’t perfect, I feel like I’ve got to do it again.
For receivers… it’s a lot about timing, having chemistry with your quarterback to be successful and having a guy that you work with over the course of years.
Running hills, I try to follow the Jerry Rice routine.
Anytime we lose a game, you can’t point the fingers at the guy that everybody wants to point the finger at because it’s not just him. It’s 10 other guys on the football field that need to help him out, including myself.
I would describe my style as refreshing.
When the ball is up in the air for a rebound you always have to be on your toes to go up for the ball. It’s the same situation in football as a receiver; I’m always trying to get the ball at the highest point like a rebound.
I feel like if they put the ball in the air, it’s my ball. It’s either a PI or it’s my ball.
If anybody should be a judge of quarterbacks, I’ve played with the most quarterbacks in NFL history throughout my first four years.
I just want to be treated for what I’m worth. That’s fair to say, right?
I’m thinking about getting a little dog. I’m thinking about getting a little yorkie, so I can have like a manbag. I can put my dog in my manbag.
There’s a lot of things I can get better at as an individual, knowing where defenders are, having a better awareness. Those are things I can work on.
Little obstacles, if they don’t go my way, I really don’t even get down. I’ve been through so much.
I don’t feel like anybody should have to be around that environment where they don’t feel comfortable.
Houston has always showed me love. The city has been there to support me.
I can’t throw the ball to myself.
I don’t play for nobody else but my teammates and my family. That’s it.
I think I’m a model in a football player body sometimes.
People think catching a football one-handed is a technique, but it’s more a reaction. Because you really don’t think about it when you’re doing it. You just do it. I couldn’t sit there and try to teach someone how to catch a one-handed football.
I tore ligaments in my shoulder completely off the bone.
Social media, it’s the best thing since TV.
Where I’m from in South Carolina a lot of my friends, a lot of my family members have locks, what we call them. So, you know, it’s more of a way of life, where we from, not a hairstyle. We really don’t care to have it neat or you know too pretty it’s just you know grow your hair. And I wash my hair everyday too.
I’m always picturing her, whenever I make a catch, her reaction. And sometimes, when I drop a ball, I’m like, ‘Darn it. I let my mama down.’
Actions always speak louder than words, especially when they’re peaceful actions.
I see a lot of guys and their stamina is at an all-time low in the fourth quarter, and I feel like mine is still where it was in the first quarter of the game.
My motto is I’m going to go out and work every day no matter who is here. It’s a mentality that I always play with since I’ve been playing football.
I try to be best at everything I do.
When you grow up how I grew up – with nothing – anything that you have is a lot.
Oh, you know, your legacy’s all you’re gonna be remembered by.
A lot of credit to my teammates and my coaches for pushing me and helping me.
I have multiple friends on other teams who after a game, they’ll tell me the game plan… part of the game plan is to stop you. It’s a respect factor.
Your clothes make you feel good.
Luckily, I had a guy like Andre Johnson to show me the ropes. He’s had many quarterbacks in his career and he still had a successful career. Just having a guy like that to tell me to control what I can control, that’s really all you can do.
I’ve been catching footballs – I’ve been a wide receiver since I was 15 years old. And every quarterback I’ve had, for the most part, threw a pretty hard ball. So I’m not getting away from the calluses.
This is something I haven’t told many people, because it’s embarrassing. We always used to catch flies with our hands. I was the only one who could catch ’em. One-handed, two-handed. I actually studied flies. I’d watch ’em. How do you catch flies? They fly up. If I can catch that, I can catch anything.
My pinkie tends to pop out of place a lot while I’m playing – I just pop it back in. I notice it when I move my hand and it feels stiff. I mean, it’s been happening my whole life. It’s never broken – just pops out of place real easy.
I would say my favorite tattoo is my first tattoo of my father, you know, just the remembrance of him, his legacy and impact that he’s had on my life. He passed away when I was a kid, you know, I got the halo with the angel wings on my back.
I got my first tattoo when I was 14-years-old. Unfortunately I didn’t need a signature, which I probably shouldn’t of got done, because, you know, it was one of my friends who was a tattoo artist.
It’s football – I would play with seven fingers if I had too, man.
I want to be the best, so whatever accolades come with that, I’ve just got to go out there and keep continuing to prove my play on the field.
There’s a lot I need to improve on. YAC, which I’m last in. Being a better leader. Not getting frustrated when things aren’t going my way.
My second tattoo was a pirate ship on my arm. My friends and I, you know, we all called ourselves pirates, you know, so we felt like, you know,we was the pirates of the Caribbean around the way.
I always knew I took care of more than myself from a young age. People depended on me.
I like the individualism about it. I like how each player is kind of different. It’s a team sport, but still, once you’ve got the ball in your hand, you can kind of create things. But I like the team dynamic about it also. You’ve got to work together in soccer to score a goal.
It’s like on the first day of school that’s the happiest you’re going to be because you’re wearing a new outfit. So I think your clothes and the way you present yourself definitely helps your morale.
Clothes that make people look twice, that’s what makes me feel good – where it is something that I know is unique and different.
I played defense in high school, so when the ball’s in the air I feel like it’s mine. No matter who it is or the situation, I feel like I’ve got to come down with the ball or at least knock it away.
I just go out there and try to make plays.
I’ve wanted to put myself in that position to be the best wide receiver in the NFL, and I definitely think I’m putting my foot forward to make that claim.
A lot of the people I know, they don’t train like that. They do a lot of quick stuff, just speed drills. But I run long distance. I’ve always been like that, though, even when I was in high school. That’s just how I train myself.
It means a lot to be Pro Bowl. There’s a lot of people who vote and they watch football a lot.
I didn’t want to play anywhere else but Houston, honestly.
Always that’s a goal with everybody who plays a pro sport is to get stronger and faster and work on things that you lack.
My mom used to make sure we stayed dressed nice going to church. And when you’re young, and people compliment you, you want to keep that feeling. You want to keep that vibe, that energy. Because it makes you feel good. And then clothes make you feel good too.
Any injury is tough, and it is a little bit tougher when it is the hand that you have to catch with, but it is football man. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My family stuck together.
Sometimes I get a lot of stuff, being in Houston, being in a conservative place, and wearing weird stuff that I wear. People don’t get it sometimes. I like it.
I don’t believe stuff should be made for the perfect model. I think that’s where we go wrong right now in this day and age: We make stuff that’s not realistic. I always told myself, if I ever did a fashion show, I’m not going to have models. I’m going to have regular-sized women.
With my mentality, I’m one-on-one, I’m going to win. No matter who’s out there, I don’t really care.
South Carolina is one of the most racist states in America. John C. Calhoun is the name of a building at our school and he was a slave owner. Clemson, the name Clemson itself, was like a guy who was a slave owner. South Carolina, their whole history is messed up.
I think I want to be remembered by is working hard. That’s it. And I’m pretty sure, my teammates, that’s what they’ll say about me. You know, Hop is competitive.
I run at least five miles a day, just long distance.
When you bring in two wide receivers, it makes everybody say, ‘OK, all right, there’s a little more competition in this room,’ which is good.