Nick Hardwick
Nick Hardwick signs an autograph on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan
No. 61     San Diego Chargers
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-02) September 2, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Franklin, Indiana
High School: Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence North
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Debuted in 2004 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
* San Diego Chargers ( 2004–present)
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games started     119
Games played     119
Fumbles recovered     3
Stats at

Nicholas Adam Hardwick[1] (born September 2, 1981) is an American football center for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chargers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football for Purdue.

High school careerEdit

Hardwick did not play football at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He did however win a state championship in wrestling. He was enrolled there for four years.

College careerEdit

Hardwick joined the Purdue University football team in 2002 as a defensive tackle on the scout team. The next year, he became the team’s starting center and earned all-conference honors. He said that part of the reason he joined the Purdue football team was due to the team's 2001 Rose Bowl appearance. Hardwick's former Charger teammate Drew Brees was the quarterback of that team.

Professional careerEdit

2004 NFL DraftEdit

Hardwick was picked with the 66th overall selection in the 3rd round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Chargers.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP<th>Wonderlic</th>
6 ft 3 ⅜ in 295 lb 5.20 s 2.95 s 1.74 s 4.64 s 7.84 s 34 in 9 ft 0 in 27 reps<td align="center">28</td>

San Diego ChargersEdit

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Hardwick has made 50 starts since he joined the Chargers in 2004. During the 2006 off-season, he agreed to a five-year $17 million contract extension with the Chargers.

Hardwick was a former high school wrestler at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.

In December 2006, Hardwick was named the backup center for the AFC squad in the 2007 Pro Bowl, Jeff Saturday being the starter.


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