Melvin “Tank” Hopkins got his nickname from his Mom

About how his Mom gave him his “Tank” nickname, Hopkins said:
“When I was little my mom gave it to me. I used to run into stuff and knock stuff over.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Listed at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds, Hopkins’ nickname might seem an odd fit. But that tendency serves him well while playing cornerback for the Warriors. Hopkins, a transfer from Navarro (Texas) College, enrolled at UH this semester and has been working with the first unit at left cornerback since Chris Black injured his ankle in the first week of spring practice.”

About how Hopkins has adjusted to their system on D, Rich Miano said:
“Usually (JC transfers) just line up and play man coverages. We ask a lot more technique and coverages and Tank has really caught on well.” (HSB)


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