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Hardy on a 1948 Bowman football card
|No. 21, 22, 1|
|Born:||April 24, 1923|
Los Angeles, California
|Died:||August 16, 2019 (aged 96)|
La Quinta, California
|NFL Draft:||1945 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8|
(By the Washington Redskins)
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics|
High school careerEdit
Hardy was drafted in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1945 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He played in the National Football League between 1946 and 1952. He made the Pro Bowl in 1950. Hardy is perhaps most famous for throwing an NFL-record eight interceptions in a single game, as well as for the worst touchdown pass-interception differential in a single game (-8), in a 45-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on September 24, 1950.
He later served as the general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In September 2016, Hardy was interviewed and reflected upon his career in the NFL. As the time of his death, Hardy was the oldest living member of the inaugural 1946 Los Angeles Rams.
- ↑ "Hardy, oldest USC and Rams player, dies at 96". August 19, 2019. https://abc7.com/5479385/.
- ↑ "NFL Single Game Passes Intercepted Leaders". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/pass_int_single_game.htm. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- ↑ "Hardy's Plan for Coliseum Would Have Changed History". December 25, 1994. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-12-25-sp-12928-story.html.
- ↑ Duarte, Michael. "Original LA Rams QB, Jim Hardy, is Happy They're Home". http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Oldest-Living-Member-of-Inaugural-Los-Angeles-Rams-Team-is-Happy-Theyre-Home-393214391.html.