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Kevin Hardy
No. 86, 73, 80
Born: (1945-07-28) July 28, 1945 (age 77)
Oakland, California
Career information
Position(s)Defensive tackle
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight276 lb (125 kg)
CollegeNotre Dame
NFL draft1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Drafted byNew Orleans Saints
Career history
As player
1968San Francisco 49ers
1970Green Bay Packers
1971–1972San Diego Chargers
Career stats

Kevin Thomas Hardy (born July 28, 1945 in Oakland, California) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (7th pick overall) of the 1968 NFL Draft. He was an All-American out of Notre Dame where he also lettered in basketball and baseball.[1]

Hardy played in the National Football League for just 4 seasons and never for the team that drafted him. He appeared in most games during these seasons but was unable to force his way into the starting lineup. He was traded to the San Diego Chargers for a first-round draft pick in 1972.

Hardy is a member of The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.


  1. ^ Becnel, George (2009). When the Saints Came Marching in: What the New Orleans NFL Franchise Did Wrong (and Sometimes Right) in Its Expansion Years. AuthorHouse. p. 54. ISBN 9781438991870. Retrieved 8 June 2016.