|No. N/A Free Agent|
|Date of birth:February 1, 1981|
|Place of birth: Carbondale, Illinois|
|Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)||Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)|
|College: Penn State|
|NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 92|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Tennessee Titans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Richard James Gardner (born February 1, 1981 in Carbondale, Illinois) is a professional American football player. He currently plays defensive back for Kiel Baltic Hurricanes of the German Football League. He played three seasons in the National Football League for the Tennessee Titans from 2004-2005, and the Seattle Seahawks in 2006.
He was waived by the Titans on September 4, 2006. He signed with the Seahawks in week 17 of the 2006 season and was waived on July 11, 2007.
Despite coming to Penn State as a walk-on in 1999, Gardner started every game in his final two seasons. He totaled 141 tackles, two fumble recoveries, 15 pass deflections and three interceptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns. He was named a third-team All-American his senior year and honorable mention All-Big Ten his senior and junior years.