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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

  • Raiola on team routine, improving offense

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola talks about the importance of the team sticking to a routine and how improving the offense is a group effort.

  • Suh on taking advantage of opportunity

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh talks about the team's mentality heading into Sunday and how the group must take advantage of their opportunities.

  • Lewand on benefits of London trip

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand talks about the benefits and challenges of playing an NFL game in London.

  • Caldwell on warm welcome, team focus

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell talks about the warm welcome the team has received thus far in London and how the group has maintained focus.

  • Bush on run game rhythm

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush talks about what the Lions need to do to improve the run game going forward.

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