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#98 Mike Hardy

Height 6-5
Weight 270 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Appleton, Wis.
High School Kimberly

Hawk Item — Completed career in 2014.

2014 Honors – – Next Man In Award, defense. 2014 – – Saw action in all 13 games . . . recorded 17 tackles, including seven solo stops and 10 assists . . . had three tackles for loss (-11 yards) . . . saw action in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa, recording three assisted tackles, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw action in 17-13 win over Ball State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just two field goals and 219 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Iowa State, collecting one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just three points in the second half . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 156 yards total offense . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland . . . recorded three tackles at Maryland, including one solo tackle for six-yard loss and two assists . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, recording one assisted tackle for loss as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 88 net rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . saw action in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Nebraska, including one tackle for loss . . . saw action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, but had no statistics.

2013 Honors – – Next Man In Award, Defense . . . 2013 – – Started final six games of the season at defensive end and played in all 13 games . . . recorded 34 tackles, including 16 solo tackles and 18 assists, along with five tackles for loss and 1.5 QB sacks . . . saw action in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 28-141 win over Missouri State, recording one assisted tackle as defense held Missouri State to 197 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-21 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 209 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Michigan, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 165 yards total offense and 30 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, recording career-best nine tackles, including four solo stops and five assists . . . started at defensive end in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern for first career start . . . recorded three solo tackles vs. Northwestern, including two tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . key tackle for loss in fourth quarter forced a Northwestern fourth down from deep in Iowa territory . . . started at defensive end in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin . . . recorded one solo tackle and three assists against Badgers, including a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive end in 38-14 win at Purdue as defense allowed just 53 net rushing yards . . . recorded six tackles at Purdue, including four solo stops and two assists . . . matched career-best with two tackles for loss and added a shared QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 24-21 win over Michigan as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards and 158 yards total offense . . . recorded three tackles vs. Michigan, including one solo stop, two assists and a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive end in 38-17 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 89 net rushing yards . . . started at defensive end in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU . . . recorded four tackles vs. LSU, including one solo stop and three assists.

2012 – – Saw action in 10 games, recording two solo tackles and four assists . . . saw action at tackle in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 9-6 loss to Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle . . . did not see action in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . saw action in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-13 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 299 yards total offense and collected four turnovers . . . did not see action in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . saw action in 38-14 loss to Penn State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . saw action in 24-21 loss at Indiana, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 27-24 loss to Purdue, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action in 42-17 loss at Michigan, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 13-7 loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics.

2011 – – Saw action in two games, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe . . . did not see action in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . did not see action in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . did not see action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 31-21 win at Purdue . . . did not see action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . did not see action in Insight Bowl.

2010 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-state honors as a senior . . . was WFCA state Defensive Player of the Year and Fox Valley Association Defensive Lineman of the Year . . . earned Tim Krumrie Award . . . earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . Career – – earned three varsity letters as defensive end and was team captain as a senior . . . collected 20 solo tackles and 64 assists as a senior, including eight QB sacks and two forced fumbles . . . recorded 10 tackles for loss and six QB sacks as a junior, with one punt block and a forced fumble . . . helped prep team post three-year mark of 40-2, including perfect 14-0 seasons as a sophomore and junior . . . team won state titles his sophomore and juniors seasons before falling in championship game as a senior . . . also earned three letters in track and two in basketball . . . won individual state championship in discus as a junior.

Personal – – Born 3/8/92 . . . sport studies major . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Brenda and Steve Hardy . . . high school coach was Steve Jorgensen.