Chargers’ Dustin Hopkins thanks Jesus after winning basket: ‘I have so much to be grateful for’


Los Angeles Chargers kicker Dustin Hopkins overcame an injury and scored an overtime winner to lift the team against the Denver Broncos 19-16 on Monday night.

Hopkins appeared to suffer from a kicking leg injury as he attempted an extra point, but worked through the pain he faced to nail all four of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 39-yarder. .

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October 17, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers kicker Dustin Hopkins (6) is interviewed by sideline reporter Lisa Salters after the overtime win over the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium.
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After the game, he spoke to ESPN’s Lisa Salters.

“I just want to say thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Hopkins said. “I have so much to be grateful for, other than football, and so when something like this happens… I’m blessed anyway, but being on the safe side makes it so much better.”

CHARGERS’ DUSTIN HOPKINS HITS THROUGH THE GROUND GOAL IN OVERTIME ON INJURED LEG TO BEAT BRONCOS

Hopkins missed Los Angeles’ Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns but definitely needed him in Monday’s win. Hopkins had 13 of the team’s 19 points in the victory.

October 17, 2022;  Inglewood, California, USA;  The Los Angeles Chargers field kicker Dustin Hopkins (6) kicks the game-winning goal against the Denver Broncos during overtime at SoFi Stadium.

October 17, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; The Los Angeles Chargers field kicker Dustin Hopkins (6) kicks the game-winning goal against the Denver Broncos during overtime at SoFi Stadium.
(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

“It was weird. I felt good going into the game and everything. But that first extra point, I felt a pop, and it kind of went downhill from there,” Hopkins said.

Hopkins joined the Chargers last season after spending more than six seasons with the Washington Commanders. He had 84.5% of his career field goals before the game against the Broncos.

October 17, 2022;  Inglewood, California, USA;  The Los Angeles Chargers pitch kicker Dustin Hopkins (6) and linebacker Troy Reeder (42) celebrate overtime victory over the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium.

October 17, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; The Los Angeles Chargers pitch kicker Dustin Hopkins (6) and linebacker Troy Reeder (42) celebrate overtime victory over the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium.
(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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Los Angeles moved to 4-2 with the win and Denver fell to 2-4.


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