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Derek Hardman
G #73
Height:
6-6
Weight:
300
College:
Eastern Kentucky
Experience:
3
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 15 4
2012 TB 3 0
2011 TB 3 0
2010 TB 9 4

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Acquired by the Detroit Lions from waivers on May 3, 2013.
  • Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 2, 2013.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 13, 2012.
  • Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 8, 2012.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 28, 2012.
  • Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 17, 2012.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 14, 2012.
  • Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 5, 2012.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the active roster October 23, 2010.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the practice squad on September 6, 2010.
  • Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 5, 2010.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 26, 2010.

PRO:

  • Third-year guard who comes to Detroit after spending his first three years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

2012: Saw action in three games along the Bucs offensive line.

2011: Inactive for 13 games on the season.

  • Saw action in three games at Minnesota (9/18), vs. Chicago (10/23) and at New Orleans (11/6).

2010: Played in nine games and logged four starts as a rookie.

COLLEGE: Started 46 consecutive games on Eastern Kentucky’s offensive line, earning Associated Press All-American honors in 2009, as well as first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors in 2008 and 2009.

  • Switched from right to left tackle in 2009 as a junior.
  • Graduated with a degree in business.

PERSONAL:

  • Four-year letterman and two-time All-State offensive and defensive lineman and tight end at Roane County (W. Va.) High School.
  • Finished high school career with 294 tackles, including 14.0 sacks as well as 87 receptions on offense and seven touchdowns.
  • Along with the offensive line and tight ends, surprised 26 single mothers with gifts for the holidays in December 2010.
  • Visited Metropolitan Ministries to prepare food and spend time with kids in the Ministries’ after school program in November 2010.
  • Married to Brittany Hardman.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Caldwell on being a leader in the community

    (2:02) Posted Apr 17, 2014

    Head coach Jim Caldwell talks to the media following his keynote speech for an event hosted by the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company.

  • Inside the Detroit Lions draft room

    (4:13) By NFL.com - Posted Apr 17, 2014

    Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah take an in-depth look at the Detroit Lions most significant draft needs and project potential first and second round selections.

  • Town Hall Meeting

    (2:35) Posted Apr 15, 2014

    New head coach Jim Caldwell got the chance to catch up with season ticket members during the exclusive Town Hall Meeting at Ford Field.

  • Caldwell on Suh's absence

    (10:20) Posted Apr 10, 2014

    Head coach Jim Caldwell on Ndamukong Suh's absence, Matthew Stafford's mental toughness and implementing a new system.

  • Ihedigbo on playing in Detroit

    (6:58) Posted Apr 10, 2014

    S James Ihedigbo on earning a Super Bowl ring, playing in Detroit and leadership.

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