Players

Justin Hardy
WR #14
Height:
5-10
Weight:
192
Age:
25
College:
East Carolina
Hometown:
Washington, NC
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016 POST):

REC
2
YDS
18
AVG
9
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 42 397 9.5 27 4 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 ATL 16 3 21 203 9.7 27 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 9 1 21 194 9.2 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Falcons in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

2016 (Falcons)

In 16 games, Hardy caught 21 passes for 203 yards with four touchdowns.

Caught his first career touchdown pass at Oakland (9/18). Pulled down a tipped ball and landed in the end zone for an eight-yard score on his lone catch of the day. His score put the Falcons ahead 28-21 with 9:29 remaining in the game.

Notched his second consecutive games with a touchdown catch after breaking the plane for a four-yard score to close out the first half at New Orleans (9/26). Finished the game with two catches for 26 yards.

Started at wide receiver and caught two passes for nine yards, including his third touchdown of the season on a three-yard pass from Matt Ryan at Los Angeles.

Caught four passes for 43 yards, along with his fourth touchdown of the season, against New Orleans (1/1).

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Falcons in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

2016 (Falcons)

In 16 games, Hardy caught 21 passes for 203 yards with four touchdowns.

Caught his first career touchdown pass at Oakland (9/18). Pulled down a tipped ball and landed in the end zone for an eight-yard score on his lone catch of the day. His score put the Falcons ahead 28-21 with 9:29 remaining in the game.

Notched his second consecutive games with a touchdown catch after breaking the plane for a four-yard score to close out the first half at New Orleans (9/26). Finished the game with two catches for 26 yards.

Started at wide receiver and caught two passes for nine yards, including his third touchdown of the season on a three-yard pass from Matt Ryan at Los Angeles.

Caught four passes for 43 yards, along with his fourth touchdown of the season, against New Orleans (1/1).

CAREER

Has played in 25 games with four starts in two season. Has caught 42 passes for 397 yards with four touchdowns.

Played in nine games with one start during his rookie campaign in 2015. Caught 21 passes for 194 yards and averaged 9.2 yards per reception.

Made his NFL debut against Tampa Bay (11/1). Caught two passes for 21 yards.

COLLEGE

Played in 63 games for Eastern Carolina and set school records with 387 receptions, 4,541 yards and 35 touchdowns during his career.

He caught more passes than any player in FBS history, and he is the only player in ECU’s school history to post three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons.

In 2014, he won the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the nation’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk on. He also set the school’s single season records in receptions (121) and receiving yards (1,494), which he set the previous year.

Served as a team captain during his senior year.

In 2013, he started all 13 games and recorded 114 receptions and 1,284 receiving yards - both previous school records. He also caught eight touchdown passes.

He was named first team All-Conference USA and ranked fourth nationally in receptions per game with 8.8.

In 2012, he was named a first team All-Conference USA selection. He became the fourth receiver in school history to reach 1,000 receiving yards (1,105) in a single season, while also recording 88 catches and 11 touchdowns.

During his freshman year, he was a freshman all-conference choice and ECU’s offensive MVP. He played in 10 games, with eight starts and set ECU freshman records with 64 receptions and 658 yards, along with six touchdowns.

PERSONAL

He attended West Craven High School in North Carolina and earned all-are, all-conference and offensive player of the year honors.

He recorded 2,500 passing yards and 35 touchdowns, as well as 1,500 rushing yards and 10 scores during high school.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in sports studies in May 2014, and is pursuing a second undergraduate degree in industrial technology.

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