Houston fans will get their first look at DeAndre Hopkins tonight when the Texans' first-round draft pick throws out the first pitch at the Houston Astros' baseball game against the Kansas City Royals.
The former Clemson star was selected by the Texans with the No. 23 overall pick in the NFL Draft last month.
The game is set for an 8:10 p.m. (ET) start.
Hopkins is currently in training with the Texans, participating in off-season Organized Team Activities.
Texans' coach Gary Kubiak says every session is a learning experience for Hopkins, who is working with the first-team offense opposite veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson.
"We've put him with the first group," Kubiak told reporters after the Texans' first practice session. "What happens is that he's not only getting coaches by us, he's getting coached by (quarterback) Matt (Schaub) and Andre in the huddle. That's the best thing for a young player - to put him in an environment where he's getting help from players as well as coaches."
Johnson said Hopkins has shown an eagerness to learn.
"He's sitting right next to me in meetings," Johnson said.
"Andre's like a role model and a big brother to me," Hopkins told Pro Player Insider during a Rookie Premier event recently in Hollywood, Calif. "The first night I got there, he took me and my family out to dinner."
Hopkins said he's setting high goals for his rookie season.
"People can expect to see me come out and give my all to help get the Texans to the Super Bowl," Hopkins said.