James Hardy (American football)

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James Hardy
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Hardy with the Ravens in 2011
No. 81, 84, 13
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:(1985-12-24)December 24, 1985
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died:c. June 7, 2017(2017-06-07) (aged 31)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Wayne (IN) Elmhurst
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
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
Receiving yards:96
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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. Archived from the original on June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. Burbrink, Jacob. "Coroner identifies man found in Maumee River as former NFL player". Archived from the original on June 11, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.

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