June 28 (UPI) — All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins hosted at least 50 kids for a workout in Houston after sending out a Twitter invitation.
The Houston Texas star sent out the invite on Tuesday night.
“Any young athletes wanna get some work in meet me at Herman Park Miller Outdoor Theatre tomorrow at 9 a.m.,” he tweeted.
The concert venue features a large hill, which Hopkins said he frequently uses to train. It is located about four miles from NRG Stadium, the Texans’ home field.
“Great work today with my new workout partners,” Hopkins wrote on Instagram after the training session.
Several videos were posted on social media, showing the workouts. Hopkins raced the youngsters up the hill repeatedly. He also showed them how to stretch.
“I thought it was time to open up the training methods to some of the kids that look up to me,” Hopkins told Fox 26 Houston. “They always asking what am I doing to become a better player and how I’m working, so having that process and being able to see what I do in my off time, I feel like it’s good for them.”
“I knew I would have a couple kids out here. That’s why I feel like it’s important, now that I have the platform that I got, to open it up to kids, so they can have something to talk about and something to work for.”
Hopkins, 26, had 1,378 yards and a league-high 13 touchdowns on 96 receptions last season. The two-time Pro Bowler was also named first-time All-Pro for the first time in his five-year career in 2017.