James Hardy (American football)

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James Hardy (American football)
James Hardy 2011 stadium practice (cropped).jpg
No. 13     Baltimore Ravens
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-12-24)December 24, 1985
Place of birth: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Date of death: June 7, 2017(2017-06-07) (aged 31)
Place of death: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Indiana
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
Debuted in 2008 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Freshman All-American (2005)
  • Third-team All-Big Ten (2005-2006)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Receptions 10
Receiving yards 96
Receiving touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

James W. Hardy, III (December 24, 1985 – June 7, 2017) was an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. Hardy also played for the Buffalo Bills from 2008 to 2010. Hardy was drafted out of Indiana University by the Buffalo Bills with the 41st pick in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

On June 7, 2017, a body was found in the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[1] The next day, the Allen County Coroner determined the body to be that of Hardy.[2] The cause of his death has yet to be determined. He was 31 years old.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Body found among tree debris in Maumee | Police/Fire | Journal Gazette". www.journalgazette.net. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  2. Burbrink, Jacob. "Coroner identifies man found in Maumee River as former NFL player". Retrieved June 8, 2017. 

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