Bruce Hardy

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Bruce Hardy
No. 84
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1956-06-01) June 1, 1956 (age 62)
Murray, Utah
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 9 / Pick: 247
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 256
Receiving Yards: 2,455
Touchdowns: 25

Bruce Alan Hardy (born June 1, 1956 in Murray, Utah), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 9th round of the 1978 NFL Draft. A 6'5", 232 lbs. tight end from Arizona State University, Hardy played his entire NFL career with the Dolphins from 1978-1989. He was married to Joanie Hardy for 20 years and has four sons: Nathan,[1] Adam, Aaron and Matthew. He coached in the Arena Football League for the Florida Bobcats[2] before coaching for Florida International University.

In 1974, while in high school, Hardy appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.[3]

Career Receiving Stats

  • 151 Games
  • 256 Receptions
  • 2,455 Yards
  • 9.6 Avg.
  • 25 Touchdowns


  1. ^ nathan hardy | interactive portfolio Archived October 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Bruce Hardy - AFL Coaches -". 
  3. ^ "High School's Bruce Hardy". Sports Illustrated Covers. 

External links

  • SI Classic Covers: Utah's Bruce Hardy
  • SI Vault: Bruce Hardy, three-sport star

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