|No. 74, 79, 92, 93|
| Defensive end|
|Date of birth:May 2, 1956|
|Place of birth: Jacksonville, North Carolina|
|Date of death: April 21, 2018(aged 61)|
|Place of death: Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|College: North Carolina|
|NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Buffalo Bills (1978–1981)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
William David "Dee" Hardison (May 2, 1956 – April 21, 2018) was a National Football League defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills (1978–1980), the New York Giants (1982–1985), the San Diego Chargers (1986–1987) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1988). He played college football at the University of North Carolina.
Hardison helped the Bills win the 1980 AFC East Division and helped the Bills defense lead the NFL in fewest passing yards allowed in 1978 and the AFC in 1979 and 1980 and NFL in fewest total yards allowed in 1980 and the Chiefs lead the NFL in fewest passing yards allowed in 1988.
In ten seasons, Hardison had nine sacks.
Hardison died on April 21, 2018 at the age of 61.
- ↑ Sammy Batten (2018-04-22). "Ex-Hobbton, UNC football star Dee Hardison dies at 61". fayobserver.com. http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180422/ex-hobbton-unc-football-star-dee-hardison-dies-at-61. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
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