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Hardy Nickerson

Hardy Otto Nickerson

Position: LB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 230 lbs.

Born: September 1, 1965 in Compton, CA
High School: Verbum Dei
College: California   (school history)    (Nickerson college stats)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 5th round (122nd overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 96 (148th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #686. Dana Stubblefield… #687. John Dutton… #688. Keith Brooking… #689. HARDY NICKERSON… #690. Takeo Spikes… #691. Merton Hanks… #692. Matt Hazeltine… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1987 22 PIT 54 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 0 1
1988 23 PIT RILB 54 15 10 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 99 0 4
1989 24 PIT RILB 54 10 8 1.0 35 0 4
1990 25 PIT LILB 54 16 14 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 67 0 8
1991 26 PIT LILB 54 16 14 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 94 0 6
1992 27 PIT LILB 54 15 15 2.0 0 0 2 44 0 114 0 10
1993*+ 28 TAM MLB 56 16 16 1.0 1 6 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 214 0 12
1994 29 TAM MLB 56 14 14 1.0 2 9 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 86 36 6
1995 30 TAM MLB 56 16 16 1.5 3 0 3 0 0 89 54 8
1996* 31 TAM MLB 56 16 16 3.0 2 24 0 17 0 2 0 2 0 0 76 44 14
1997*+ 32 TAM MLB 56 16 16 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 105 42 17
1998* 33 TAM MLB 56 10 10 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 45 25 7
1999* 34 TAM MLB 56 16 16 0.5 2 18 0 18 0 3 0 0 0 0 65 45 14
2000 35 JAX mlb 56 6 5 1.0 1 10 0 10 0 27 4 3
2001 36 JAX MLB 56 15 14 3 4 0 2 9 1 0 1 0 0 88 28 8
2002 37 GNB MLB 56 16 15 1.5 49 36 7
Career 225 199 21.0 12 71 0 18 9 19 0 14 44 0 1270 314 129
7 yrs TAM 104 104 9.0 7 57 0 18 0 13 0 9 0 0 680 246 78
6 yrs PIT 84 61 9.5 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 44 0 426 0 33
2 yrs JAX 21 19 1.0 4 14 0 10 9 1 0 1 0 0 115 32 11
1 yr GNB 16 15 1.5 49 36 7

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams