Kevin Hardy (defensive tackle)
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|Date of birth||July 28, 1945|
|Place of birth||Oakland, California|
|NFL draft||1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
(By the New Orleans Saints)
|1968||San Francisco 49ers|
|1970||Green Bay Packers|
|1971–1972||San Diego Chargers|
Kevin Thomas Hardy (born July 28, 1945 in Oakland, California) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (12th pick overall) of the 1968 NFL Draft. He was an All-American out of Notre Dame where he also lettered in basketball and baseball.
Hardy played in the National Football League for just 4 seasons and never for the team that drafted him. He appeared in most games during these seasons but was unable to force his way into the starting lineup. He was traded to the San Diego Chargers for a first round draft pick in 1972.
Hardy is a member of The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.
- Becnel, George (2009). When the Saints Came Marching in: What the New Orleans NFL Franchise Did Wrong (and Sometimes Right) in Its Expansion Years. AuthorHouse. p. 54. ISBN 9781438991870. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
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