Justin Hardy called the new 'secret weapon' for the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have some intriguing options at wide receiver heading into 2015. This includes the obvious options of Julio Jones and Roddy White, but also Leonard Hankerson, Devin Hester and none other than rookie Justin Hardy. Hardy, for one, is a player who has massive upside and potential. Brian Jones of 247Sports is obviously a big believer in this, as he called Hardy the...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs prospect talk: East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy

Over the course of what has been an eventful offseason, to say the least, much has been made of the Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers’ record breaking 2014 season, where not a single wideout caught a touchdown pass – and deservedly so. General Manager John Dorsey and company managed to plug a considerably large hole at receiver with the addition of Jeremy Maclin in free agency...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Birmingham Bowl breakdown: Florida-East Carolina

BIRMINGHAM BOWL: FLORIDA VS. EAST CAROLINA SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 12 P.M. ET, ESPN KEY MATCHUP If there's one area of strength Will Muschamp left behind for Jim McElwain (who will be watching, but not coaching this one), it's the defense. This year's group is no exception, and sets up for the best matchup of this game as corner Vernon Hargreaves III and the Gators' ninth-ranked D, which...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU's Carden, Hardy ready for 1 final test from Florida

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Shane Carden has spent the past five years flinging footballs to Justin Hardy at East Carolina. Now one final test looms in the last college game for one of the nation's most productive pitch-and-catch combos. The Pirates (8-4) face Florida (6-5) in the Birmingham Bowl on Jan. 3. Hardy set the NCAA record with 376 career receptions, and leads the nation this...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU's Hardy closes in on all-time catch record

Justin Hardy is close to completing a remarkable climb at East Carolina: from walk-on receiver to the all-time receptions leader in college Football's Bowl Subdivision. The fifth-year senior needs four catches - less than half his weekly average - to set the record Saturday against Tulane. ''I really don't think about it,'' he said. ''The more I think about it, the more I'd probably...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 8 Stock Watch: Receiver’s White, Hardy Keep Rising, First-Round Linemen Struggle

The senior receiver class has proved to be one of the most intriguing and surprisingly talent-filled for the 2014 NFL Draft, and after Week 8, two of the familiar faces have once again seemed to rise on draft boards. Kevin White and Justin Hardy keep rising, get to know a certain Mountain West offensive tackle and AAC linebacker, and two well-known linemen didn’t have the best...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hardy sparks East Carolina past NC Central 52-7

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Justin Hardy caught two of Shane Carden's three touchdown passes and threw one of his own on a trick play, helping East Carolina pull away from North Carolina Central 52-7 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. The Pirates trailed 7-3 early, but surged ahead when Hardy took a reverse and threw a 41-yard touchdown strike to Isaiah Jones. Breon Allen...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hardy, Carden chasing records for Pirates' offense

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Justin Hardy and Shane Carden started their East Carolina careers working together on the scout team. Four years later, their connection means everything to the Pirates' pass-heavy attack - and has put both fifth-year seniors within reach of all kinds of records. Hardy, a former walk-on, has the chance to set the bowl subdivision record for career catches and...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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