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Greg Hardy
DE #76
Height:
6-4
Weight:
290
Age:
25
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Millington, Tenn.
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
59
SCK
15.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 200 142 58 33.0 2 15 0 0 -- 0 0 6 1
2013 CAR 16 13 59 39 20 15.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 CAR 15 10 61 41 20 11.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2011 CAR 16 16 50 38 12 4.0 1 11 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2010 CAR 15 0 30 24 6 3.0 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 SEA L 7-12 3 1 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @BUF L 23-24 4 1 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 NYG W 38-0 8 5 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @ARI L 6-22 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @MIN W 35-10 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 STL W 30-15 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
8 @TB W 31-13 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 ATL W 34-10 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @SF W 10-9 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 NE W 24-20 6 3 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @MIA W 20-16 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 TB W 27-6 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @NO L 13-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 NYJ W 30-20 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 NO W 17-13 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @ATL W 21-20 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Designated as franchise player by Carolina (2/28/14)...Selected by Carolina in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft (4/24/10).

GP/GS
Career (62/39) [1/1]; 2013 (16/13) [1/1]; 2012 (15/10); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (15/0).

2013
SEASON NOTES: Played in 16 games with 13 starts for Carolina...Ranked third in the NFL and tied the team record with 15 sacks, previously accomplished by Kevin Greene in 1998...Became the fifth player in team history to have 10 or more sacks in multiple seasons after collecting 11 in 2012...Joined Kevin Greene (1996, 1998-99), Julius Peppers (2002, 2004-06, 2008-09), Mike Rucker (2002-03) and Charles Johnson (2010, 2012-13)...Finished the year with eight sacks in the last three games and became the first player in NFL history to enter the postseason with consecutive three-sack performances...Teamed with Johnson (11 sacks) to give the Panthers the only set of teammates with 10 or more sacks in each of the last two seasons...Tandem's total of 49.5 sacks from 2012-13 tied for the most in the NFL by two teammates...Led the team with 38 quarterback pressures...Posted a career-high 67 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass defensed...Key member of unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded five tackles and two quarterback pressures.

HONORS: Selected to first career Pro Bowl...AP All-Pro second team...PFWA All-NFC...Sports Illustrated All-Pro...PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performances in Week 3 versus the New York Giants (9/22) and Week 17 at Atlanta (12/29)...Produced eight tackles, three sacks and two quarterback pressures in Panthers' 38-0 win against Giants...Compiled five tackles, a team-record four sacks and four quarterback pressures in Panthers' 21-20 NFC South division-clinching 21-20 win against Falcons.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Equaled then-career high with three sacks...Took down Giants quarterback Eli Manning for losses of four, five and seven yards...Represented fourth career multi-sack game...Matched career high with eight tackles...Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers became the first NFL team since 2002 to post a shutout victory of 38 points or more, register at least seven sacks and three turnovers and hold an opponent to 150 total net yards or less...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Victimized Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens for a four-yard sack and forced fumble on the same play to create a turnover...At Tampa Bay (10/24): Gathered a 10-yard sack of Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon...Vs. New England (11/18): Sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for a four-yard loss...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/1): Dragged down Glennon for a nine-yard sack...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Corralled Jets quarterback Geno Smith for a six-yard sack...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Tied then-career high with three sacks...Brought down Saints quarterback Drew Brees for losses of nine and 11 yards, shared a nine-yard sack of Brees with defensive end Mario Addison and combined with cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to sack Brees for a five-yard loss...Signified fifth career multi-sack game...At Atlanta (12/29): Set a team record and career high with four sacks as part of a franchise-record nine-sack effort by the Panthers...Dropped Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for losses of three, six, seven and six yards...Marked sixth career multi-sack game.

2012
Played in 15 games with 10 starts for Carolina...Produced a career-high 11 sacks, which ranked second on the team, to become the sixth player in franchise history to notch 10 or more sacks in a season...Finished the year with nine sacks in his last nine games...Teamed with defensive end Charles Johnson (12.5 sacks) to give the Panthers two players with 10 or more sacks for the third time in team history and first time since 2002...Tied for first on the team with 23 quarterback pressures...Tallied a career-high 65 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in sacks per pass play...Inactive at New Orleans (12/30)...At Atlanta (9/30): Corralled Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a six-yard sack as part of seven-sack effort by the Panthers that equaled the team single-game record...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Gathered a five-yard sack of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson...At Chicago (10/28): Established a single-game career high with three sacks...Hauled down Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for losses of seven, 11 and seven yards...At Washington (11/4): Recorded second consecutive multi-sack game with 1.5 sacks...Sacked Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III for an eight-yard loss and combined with Johnson on a nine-yard sack...Posted a career-high eight tackles...Vs. Denver (11/11): Accounted for two takeaways...Recovered a fumble by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning...Stripped the ball from Broncos running back Willis McGahee to force a fumble...Vs. Tampa Bay (11/18): Shared a 12-yard sack of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman with defensive tackle Andre Neblett...At Philadelphia (11/26): Wrapped up Eagles quarterback Nick Foles for a 12-yard sack...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Caged Ryan for a seven-yard sack...At San Diego (12/16): Took down Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers for two sacks, both resulting in losses of six yards...Knocked the ball away from Rivers to force a fumble.

2011
Started 16 games at left defensive end for Carolina...Ranked first among Panthers defensive linemen with 50 tackles...Tied for second on the team with four sacks...Led the Panthers with 17 quarterback pressures and 11 passes defensed to go along with two forced fumbles...Credited with a safety...At Arizona (9/11): Victimized Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb for a sack and forced fumble on the same play that resulted in a three-yard loss...Vs. Jacksonville (9/25): Sacked Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the end zone for a safety...Stands first in team history with two safeties after previously blocking a punt out of the end zone at the New York Giants (9/12/10)...Vs. New Orleans (10/9): Corralled Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a 10-yard sack...At Houston (12/18): Chased Texans quarterback T.J. Yates out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage for a two-yard sack.

2010
Selected in the sixth round (175th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 15 games...Registered 29 tackles, three sacks, nine quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...Produced six tackles and one blocked punt for a safety on special teams...Inactive with a concussion at Tampa Bay (11/14)...At New York Giants (9/12): Blocked a punt by Giants punter Matt Dodge out of the end zone for a safety...Forced a fumble by Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw that was recovered by safety Sherrod Martin...Vs. Chicago (10/10): Corralled first career sack, dropping Bears quarterback Todd Collins for a six-yard loss...Vs. Baltimore (11/21): Sacked Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for a three-yard loss...Vs. Arizona (12/19): Victimized Cardinals quarterback John Skelton for a sack and forced fumble on the same play to force a turnover.

COLLEGE
Played in 40 games with 13 starts at Mississippi...Gathered 147 tackles, 39.5 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks, 13 quarterback pressures, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one interception and 10 passes defensed...Led or tied for the team lead in sacks in three of four seasons...Utilized as a situational wide receiver, catching three passes for 42 yards - all touchdowns...2009 (Sr.): Played in nine games...Did not play in the final three regular-season games because of a broken left wrist...Posted 16 tackles, five sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, four quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery...2008 (Jr.): Second-team All-SEC choice...Played in nine games...Missed the first three games of the season with a stress fracture in his right foot...Led the Rebels and finished third in the conference with 8.5 sacks...Registered 18 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures and one interception...2007 (So.): Second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation...First-team All-SEC selection...Played in 10 games with four starts...Ranked first in the conference with 10 sacks, second with 18.5 tackles for loss and third with three forced fumbles...Compiled 64 tackles, four quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery...Snatched two catches for 19 yards and two touchdowns...2006 (Fr.): Freshman All-America honorable mention by The Sporting News...Played in 12 games with nine starts...Tied for the team lead with three sacks...Notched 49 tackles, five tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, a team-leading four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Made a 23-yard touchdown reception.

PERSONAL
Attended Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tenn....High school and college teammate of Michael Oher...Played in 15 games for the Mississippi basketball team as a freshman...Majored in art.

TRANSACTIONS
Designated as franchise player by Carolina (2/28/14)...Selected by Carolina in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft (4/24/10).

GP/GS
Career (62/39) [1/1]; 2013 (16/13) [1/1]; 2012 (15/10); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (15/0).

2013
SEASON NOTES: Played in 16 games with 13 starts for Carolina...Ranked third in the NFL and tied the team record with 15 sacks, previously accomplished by Kevin Greene in 1998...Became the fifth player in team history to have 10 or more sacks in multiple seasons after collecting 11 in 2012...Joined Kevin Greene (1996, 1998-99), Julius Peppers (2002, 2004-06, 2008-09), Mike Rucker (2002-03) and Charles Johnson (2010, 2012-13)...Finished the year with eight sacks in the last three games and became the first player in NFL history to enter the postseason with consecutive three-sack performances...Teamed with Johnson (11 sacks) to give the Panthers the only set of teammates with 10 or more sacks in each of the last two seasons...Tandem's total of 49.5 sacks from 2012-13 tied for the most in the NFL by two teammates...Led the team with 38 quarterback pressures...Posted a career-high 67 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass defensed...Key member of unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded five tackles and two quarterback pressures.

HONORS: Selected to first career Pro Bowl...AP All-Pro second team...PFWA All-NFC...Sports Illustrated All-Pro...PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performances in Week 3 versus the New York Giants (9/22) and Week 17 at Atlanta (12/29)...Produced eight tackles, three sacks and two quarterback pressures in Panthers' 38-0 win against Giants...Compiled five tackles, a team-record four sacks and four quarterback pressures in Panthers' 21-20 NFC South division-clinching 21-20 win against Falcons.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Equaled then-career high with three sacks...Took down Giants quarterback Eli Manning for losses of four, five and seven yards...Represented fourth career multi-sack game...Matched career high with eight tackles...Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers became the first NFL team since 2002 to post a shutout victory of 38 points or more, register at least seven sacks and three turnovers and hold an opponent to 150 total net yards or less...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Victimized Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens for a four-yard sack and forced fumble on the same play to create a turnover...At Tampa Bay (10/24): Gathered a 10-yard sack of Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon...Vs. New England (11/18): Sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for a four-yard loss...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/1): Dragged down Glennon for a nine-yard sack...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Corralled Jets quarterback Geno Smith for a six-yard sack...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Tied then-career high with three sacks...Brought down Saints quarterback Drew Brees for losses of nine and 11 yards, shared a nine-yard sack of Brees with defensive end Mario Addison and combined with cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to sack Brees for a five-yard loss...Signified fifth career multi-sack game...At Atlanta (12/29): Set a team record and career high with four sacks as part of a franchise-record nine-sack effort by the Panthers...Dropped Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for losses of three, six, seven and six yards...Marked sixth career multi-sack game.

2012
Played in 15 games with 10 starts for Carolina...Produced a career-high 11 sacks, which ranked second on the team, to become the sixth player in franchise history to notch 10 or more sacks in a season...Finished the year with nine sacks in his last nine games...Teamed with defensive end Charles Johnson (12.5 sacks) to give the Panthers two players with 10 or more sacks for the third time in team history and first time since 2002...Tied for first on the team with 23 quarterback pressures...Tallied a career-high 65 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in sacks per pass play...Inactive at New Orleans (12/30)...At Atlanta (9/30): Corralled Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a six-yard sack as part of seven-sack effort by the Panthers that equaled the team single-game record...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Gathered a five-yard sack of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson...At Chicago (10/28): Established a single-game career high with three sacks...Hauled down Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for losses of seven, 11 and seven yards...At Washington (11/4): Recorded second consecutive multi-sack game with 1.5 sacks...Sacked Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III for an eight-yard loss and combined with Johnson on a nine-yard sack...Posted a career-high eight tackles...Vs. Denver (11/11): Accounted for two takeaways...Recovered a fumble by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning...Stripped the ball from Broncos running back Willis McGahee to force a fumble...Vs. Tampa Bay (11/18): Shared a 12-yard sack of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman with defensive tackle Andre Neblett...At Philadelphia (11/26): Wrapped up Eagles quarterback Nick Foles for a 12-yard sack...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Caged Ryan for a seven-yard sack...At San Diego (12/16): Took down Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers for two sacks, both resulting in losses of six yards...Knocked the ball away from Rivers to force a fumble.

2011
Started 16 games at left defensive end for Carolina...Ranked first among Panthers defensive linemen with 50 tackles...Tied for second on the team with four sacks...Led the Panthers with 17 quarterback pressures and 11 passes defensed to go along with two forced fumbles...Credited with a safety...At Arizona (9/11): Victimized Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb for a sack and forced fumble on the same play that resulted in a three-yard loss...Vs. Jacksonville (9/25): Sacked Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the end zone for a safety...Stands first in team history with two safeties after previously blocking a punt out of the end zone at the New York Giants (9/12/10)...Vs. New Orleans (10/9): Corralled Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a 10-yard sack...At Houston (12/18): Chased Texans quarterback T.J. Yates out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage for a two-yard sack.

2010
Selected in the sixth round (175th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 15 games...Registered 29 tackles, three sacks, nine quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...Produced six tackles and one blocked punt for a safety on special teams...Inactive with a concussion at Tampa Bay (11/14)...At New York Giants (9/12): Blocked a punt by Giants punter Matt Dodge out of the end zone for a safety...Forced a fumble by Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw that was recovered by safety Sherrod Martin...Vs. Chicago (10/10): Corralled first career sack, dropping Bears quarterback Todd Collins for a six-yard loss...Vs. Baltimore (11/21): Sacked Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for a three-yard loss...Vs. Arizona (12/19): Victimized Cardinals quarterback John Skelton for a sack and forced fumble on the same play to force a turnover.

COLLEGE
Played in 40 games with 13 starts at Mississippi...Gathered 147 tackles, 39.5 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks, 13 quarterback pressures, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one interception and 10 passes defensed...Led or tied for the team lead in sacks in three of four seasons...Utilized as a situational wide receiver, catching three passes for 42 yards - all touchdowns...2009 (Sr.): Played in nine games...Did not play in the final three regular-season games because of a broken left wrist...Posted 16 tackles, five sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, four quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery...2008 (Jr.): Second-team All-SEC choice...Played in nine games...Missed the first three games of the season with a stress fracture in his right foot...Led the Rebels and finished third in the conference with 8.5 sacks...Registered 18 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures and one interception...2007 (So.): Second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation...First-team All-SEC selection...Played in 10 games with four starts...Ranked first in the conference with 10 sacks, second with 18.5 tackles for loss and third with three forced fumbles...Compiled 64 tackles, four quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery...Snatched two catches for 19 yards and two touchdowns...2006 (Fr.): Freshman All-America honorable mention by The Sporting News...Played in 12 games with nine starts...Tied for the team lead with three sacks...Notched 49 tackles, five tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, a team-leading four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Made a 23-yard touchdown reception.

PERSONAL
Attended Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tenn....High school and college teammate of Michael Oher...Played in 15 games for the Mississippi basketball team as a freshman...Majored in art.

 

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