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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

  • Henry Ford Museum showcases Gridiron Glory exhibit

    Posted 2 hours ago

    Need something to do on the Lions bye weekend? Tori Petry gives you a look at the Henry Ford Museum's new "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" exhibit on display this fall.

  • Lions in London Show: Jim Caldwell

    Posted 7 hours ago

    Lions Head Coach Jim Caldwell joined the set on the "Lions in London" show in Trafalgar Square to talk about the week of practice in Pennyhill and dealing with injuries.

  • Lions in London Show: History of the NFL in the UK

    Posted 7 hours ago

    Tom Leyden and Rob Rubick take a look back at the history of bringing American football to the UK on the "Lions in London" show from Trafalgar Square.

  • Lions in London Show: Tori Petry

    Posted 7 hours ago

    Detroitlions.com reporter Tori Petry joined the set of the "Lions in London" show in Trafalgar Square to talk about moving an entire NFL team to the UK for a week and test some Lions players on their UK knowledge.

  • Lions in London Show: WXYZ Channel 7 and Shinola

    Posted 7 hours ago

    WXYZ Channel 7 Vice President and General Manager Ed Fernandez and Shinola President Jacques Panis joined the set of the "Lions in London" show in Trafalgar Square to talk about bringing Channel 7 and Shinola to London.

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