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Brad Hopkins

Brad Hopkins

13-year NFL tackle | 2-time Pro Bowler | Class of 1993

The romantic that he was, future Pro Bowl offensive lineman Brad Hopkins often took dates to the fine dining establishment with the catchy slogan. 

“What young lady wouldn´t go for a burrito as big as your head?” he says. “La Bamba never failed.”

Given the position he played and was a force at — first for John Mackovic and Lou Tepper at Illinois, then as a 13-year pro for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans — it’s no surprise that the speech comm major’s favorite C-U memories involve food.

“Friday’s steak and potato at The Ribeye cannot go without mention,” he says. “Memories of an eager freshman.”

Less appetizing a memory: “I’m quite sure this isn’t the first time someone mentioned South Farms and the wicked aroma it produced,” says Hopkins, now a football analyst for Sirius XM.