|High School:||Bellevue West High School|
2013 (Senior): Collected All-America honors for the second consecutive season after The Sports Network and Associated Press named him to their respective third teams as an all-purpose performer ... Repeated as a first team All-Big Sky performer at wide receiver and also garnered third-team accolades as a return specialist ... Set a UND single-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,017 during the campaign ... Finished career as the program's all-time leader in receptions (216) and receiving yards (3,583) and ranks second in career receiving touchdowns (31) ... Registered second straight 1,000-yard receiving season, finishing final collegiate season with a career-high 1,153 yards ... Also established a career-high with 65 receptions to go with 854 kickoff return yards ... Became first player in UND history with three career kickoff returns for touchdowns after taking a 99-yard return to the end zone against Idaho State (Oct. 5) ... Added eight grabs for 126 yards in the road win over the Bengals ... Finished season with six 100-yard receiving games to give him 15 for his career ... Had five catches for 163 yards and a touchdown, while adding a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in season-opening win over Valparaiso (Aug. 29) ... Caught seven passes for a season-high 207 yards and two touchdowns vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 7) ... Grabbed seven passes for 128 yards at Portland State (Oct. 26), including a season-long 80-yard touchdown reception ... Had eight catches for 118 yards at Northern Arizona (Nov. 2) ... In final home game, finished with seven catches for 95 yards and caught game-winning touchdown in closing three minutes vs. Northern Colorado (Nov. 9) ... Capped campaign with a 179-yard output on a season-high 11 receptions at UC Davis (Nov. 16) ... Earned fourth letter.
2012 (Junior): Named to the Sports Network All-America Third Team and All-Big Sky First Team after turning in one of the best seasons for a wide receiver in UND history ... Named the College Football Performance Awards FCS Elite Wide Receiver of the Year ... Finished with a career-high 65 catches for 1,145 yards and 14 touchdowns ... His 1,145 receiving yards were the second most in UND single-season history and his 14 touchdowns tied for the most ever (Weston Dressler; 2006) ... Both of those totals were second best in the Big Sky in 2012 ... Moved into second place on the UND career charts with 2,430 receiving yards and 26 career receiving touchdowns ... Led the Big Sky in all-purpose yardage (151.6) and kickoff return yardage (31.6) as well ... Finished the campaign with five 100-yard receiving games to bring his career total to nine ... Opened the season with three catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in win over South Dakota Mines (Aug. 30) ... The following week, caught six passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns in win over Portland State (Sept. 8) ... One of his six grabs was dubbed the No. 2 Play of the Day of Sports Center's Top 10 list ... Named the NCAA.com Offensive Player of the Week, a College Sports Journal All-Star and the CFPA National Wide Receiver of the Week for his efforts vs. the Vikings ... Against FBS foe San Diego State (Sept. 15), caught a then career-high eight passes for 142 yards and three more touchdowns ... Broke the Big Sky and UND single-game receiving yardage mark with 333 in win over Montana (Oct. 20) ... His third touchdown against the Grizzlies proved to the game-winner with just 12 seconds remaining on the clock ... It was his third three-touchdown game of the season (vs. Portland State and at San Diego State) ... Earned the ROOT Sports Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honor, CFPA National Performer of the Week and National Wide Receiver of the Week accolades and Sports Network Co-Offensive Player of the Week honor following the Montana game ... Caught three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown at Montana State (Oct. 27) ... Caught six passes for 48 yards in the win over Southern Utah (Nov. 3) and added a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown ... Named the CFPA National Kick Returner of the Week and ROOT Sports Big Sky Co-Special Teams Player of the Week ... Wrapped up the regular season with an eight-catch, 109-yard performance at Northern Colorado (Nov. 17) ... Tied UND single-season record for touchdown receptions with one against the Bears ... Earned third letter.
2011 (Sophomore): Earned All-Great West first team honors by the league's head coaches and media ... Made nine starts before suffering a season-ending injury ... Led team in receptions (43), receiving yards (549) and receiving touchdowns (3) ... In his last five games, caught 34 passes for 407 yards ... Caught two passes for 81 yards at Idaho (Sept. 10), including a season long 54-yard touchdown reception ... Had six catches for 66 yards and a score at Southern Utah (Oct. 1) ... Hauled in a career-high nine passes for 108 yards vs. Cal Poly (Oct. 22) ... The 100-yard receiving game was the fourth of his career ... In what would be his final game of the season, caught six passes for 96 yards vs. Sioux Falls (Nov. 4) ... Hauled in a 45-yard touchdown pass in the contest ... Earned second letter.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Named All-Great West second team by the league’s head coaches in his first collegiate season ... Made eight starts and appeared in 10 games, leading the Sioux in most receiving categories: including catches (41), yardage (736), touchdown receptions (nine) and average yardage per reception (18.0) ... Caught five passes for 27 yards in collegiate debut at Idaho (Sept. 2) ... Hauled in six passes for 171 yards and first career touchdown at Northern Illinois (Sept. 9) ... Earned Collegefootballperformance.com Wide Receiver Performer of the Week honorable mention honors for his efforts ... His 85-yard touchdown reception was the longest of the season by a Sioux receiver and also start a stretch of six-consecutive games with at least one receiving score ... Had his first multiple-touchdown game vs. Northeastern State (Sept. 18), scoring on a 63-yard reverse and a 54-yard reception ... The rushing touchdown was the first of his career ... Shared Great West Offensive Player of the Week honors with quarterback Jake Landry following a three-touchdown day vs. Northwestern State (Sept. 25) ... Caught five passes for a season-high 177 yards against the Demons ... Also earned Collegefootballperformance.com Wide Receiver Performer of the Week honors and Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Freshman of the Week honors for his efforts ... Posted three catches for 30 yards and a touchdown at South Dakota (Oct. 2) ... Grabbed six passes for 47 yards and a score vs. Southern Utah (Oct. 9) ... Had his third six-catch performance of the season at Cal Poly (Oct. 23) ... It was also his third 100-yard receiving game, as his six grabs were good for 136 yards and two touchdowns ... Made five catches for 49 yards vs. Lamar (Oct. 30) ... Recipient of 2010 Athletics Director Award of Merit ... Earned first letter.
2009: Redshirt season ... Offensive Scout Player the Week (NWS, Sept. 19) ... Recipient of the 2009 Athletics Director Award of Merit.
Before UND: A 2009 graduate of Bellevue West High School ... 2008 team captain ... Named to the all-state, All-Nebraska (Omaha World Herald), and all-conference first teams ... Selected to the 2007 all-district first team ... Three-year letterwinner in basketball.
Personal: Majoring in Marketing ... Son of Greg and Jackie Hardin.
|» Hardin's career rushing/receiving statistics|
|» Hardin's personal highs|
Carries: 2 (3x), last 10/13/12 vs. Northern Arizona
|Yards rushing: 63, 09/18/10 vs. Northeastern State|
|TD's rushing: 1, 09/18/10 vs. Northeastern State|
Receptions: 12, 10/20/12 vs. Montana
|Yards receiving: 333, 10/20/12 vs. Montana|
TD's receiving: 3 (4x), last 10/12/12 vs. Montana
|Longest Reception: 85 yds, 09/11/10 at Northern Illinois|
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