RIP Wes Hopkins

Pro Bowl safety Wes Hopkins passed away today at the age of 57.

That’s according to former Eagles teammate Garry Cobb:

Hopkins played for the Eagles from 1983 to 1993 and spent his entire professional career in Philadelphia. He was a second round draft pick out of Southern Methodist University, where he earned a spot as a walk-on, and went on to be a staple in the Birds’ defensive backfield, starting 125 of 137 games over ten NFL seasons.

To this day, Hopkins is one of the best to ever play the position for the Eagles. He was dominant and tough and formed one of the hardest-hitting safety pairings in the league alongside Andre Waters. He was a key fixture of those late 1980s and early 1990s Buddy Ryan defenses that also featured Reggie White, Jerome Brown, Eric Allen, and Seth Joyner.

Hopkins had been admitted to an Alabama hospital earlier this month. His cause of death has not been reported, but I imagine he’s probably kicking it with the rest of his former teammates in football heaven right now.

RIP Wes.

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21 Comments

  • esports are the future September 28, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I had this dude’s action figure back in the early 90s.. Only his arms would move in a circular motion… he was constantly stuck in this bizarre catching position… so there wasn’t much “action” just the one. …

    Anyway… RIP

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    • Kevin Klickbait September 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Kinker: Don’t you have some Turd Burgler T shirts to fold for Kylee up in purrrkasie ?

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  • Alpha September 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Wes was such a bad ass.

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  • Gene September 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Thank goodness for Sen. Corey Booker and his bravery. Shame on the republicans and Brent Kavanaugh. Times up! Me too! We believe the survivors!

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    • TiredoftheUnhinged September 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Twit.

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    • Kink sonned you gene September 28, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      You’re banned from commenting until you call Kink Daddy.

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  • Will Always Love You September 28, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    First Tommy, now Wes, these things happen in threes… fingers crossed #5 is next

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    • Hardcore 2 1/2 for 4 September 28, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      LOLOLOLOL. That’s barbaric.

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    • Banjo dancin September 28, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      Number five will always love you

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  • The veterans stadium peep holes September 28, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Cuz once told a great story about Wes Hopkins blonde mistress getting into a brawl with his wife at the vet

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  • Anthony gargano September 28, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Farzeta? Are you kidding me? Whatever. I was #1 in the ratings. I have a 10 inch rod. I can fuck. I make em squirt. I shoot thick ropes. Good luck with little dick Marc.

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    • Jed September 28, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      How big you think Phil Keidel is? 4 inches?

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  • ray di-dinger September 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Oh I miss the Kelly Green, and Tommy…sniiiiifffff

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  • One of those dorky PhillyVoice Kempski commenters September 28, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    ‘Sup cru, sad news, was a big fan of WesHop. But anyway, OT, but i got a new grill at Home Depot last week, really like it so far. If JKemp or any of you dawgs wanna come over i’ll do some steaks

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  • Eugene September 28, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    How many of these chicks can take in all 10 of the Cuz’s inches?

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    • Dildoinger September 28, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      I once slept with the cuz. We were outta condoms so he rolled a primo’s wrapper around his hog and proceeded to ruin every man that will ever come after him

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    • Jimmy the Greek September 28, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Enough already with Greaseball Gargano. He’s gone and not coming back. Gargano? Won’t see him no more

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  • Mitch Cumsteen September 28, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Wes Hopkins was a hell of a player. RIP.

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  • Mugshy from the wood September 28, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Cuz only fucks 10’s . Guy went out on top too

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  • Bring back the Cuz September 28, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Every fan base has fan favorites and probably every fan base has players they can point to who would have been Pro Bowlers if they remained healthy. I thought the injury that cost him the ’86 season took him from potential Hall of Fame consideration to “just” a very good hard hitting safety.

    He bounced back strong and was a really good player. Safeties of that era don’t much Hall consideration so it probably would not matter but I have always thought the trajectory he was heading would have been in line with Steve Atwater.

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  • Scott September 30, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Per G Cobb

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