Hopkins, who had 40 yards rushing and 76 passing in seven games as a sophomore last season, has never played an entire game. He takes over for Ahmad Bradshaw, who helped guide the Black Knights to consecutive winning seasons for the first time in three decades.
Bradshaw averaged 7.2 yards per carry in setting a school record with 1,746 yards rushing in 2017, his final year. The complex triple-option offense he commanded lost only four fumbles in 785 rushing plays. Army led the nation in rushing with 4,710 yards, averaging 6 yards a carry and 362.3 yards a game.