|Date of birth||26 February 1950|
|Original team(s)||St Peters, East Bentleigh. Moorabbin Technical School|
|Height/Weight||187 cm / 90 kg|
|1967–77, 1981||Melbourne||219 (113)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.
Hardeman played as a half back and made his senior debut for Melbourne in the 1967 VFL season. He remained with the club until 1977, finishing second in the 1974 Brownlow Medal count and earning All Australian selection for his performance in the 1972 Perth Carnival. After leaving the club at the end of 1977 Hardeman joined Sturt in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) but returned to Melbourne in 1981 to play for one final season.
In 2000 he was selected at centre half back in Melbourne's official 'Team of the Century'.
- Wilson, Caroline. "New MCC chief Steven Smith has some regrets over his 200-game football career". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 24 March 2015.