|Date of birth:September 7, 1987|
|Place of birth: Anchorage, Alaska|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 249 lb (113 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Roster status: Practice Squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Daniel Hardy, Jr. (born September 7, 1987, in Anchorage, Alaska) is a professional football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Idaho in the Western Athletic Conference and is a 2006 graduate of West High School in Anchorage, Alaska.
In 2008 Daniel Hardy had 9 catches for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns in 7 games. In 2009 Hardy had a breakout season with 39 catches for 691 yards and 3 touchdowns in 12 games. During his senior year of 2010 Hardy had 32 catches for 545 and 1 touchdown in 8 games. Up until a broken arm sidelined him for the final 5 games of the year, he was leading the nation in receiving yards for tight ends. Hardy finished his college career with 80 catches for 1,364 yards and 6 touchdowns over 27 games.
Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit
Hardy was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 7th round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was cut on September 3, 2011. He was resigned to the practice squad 2 days later but was released on September 6, 2011.
New Orleans SaintsEdit
Hardy was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on November 22, 2011. He was with the team through the 2012 playoffs, for a total of 8 weeks.
Hardy signed a future's contract with the Vikings on January 19, 2012. He was released on May 2, 2012, without ever wearing a Vikings uniform in any capacity