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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)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 5th round (122nd overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 99 (130th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 13, 2016 1:25AM
All-Time Rank: #959. Goose Gonsoulin… #960. Dave Waymer… #961. Kareem McKenzie… #962. HARDY NICKERSON… #963. Joey Browner… #964. Delvin Williams… #965. Bill McPeak… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3.5 99 0 4
1989 24 PIT RILB 54 10 8 1.0 35 0 4
1990 25 PIT LILB 54 16 14 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 67 0 8
1991 26 PIT LILB 54 16 14 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 94 0 6
1992 27 PIT LILB 54 15 15 0 0 2 44 0 2.0 114 0 10
1993*+ 28 TAM MLB 56 16 16 1 6 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 214 0 12
1994 29 TAM MLB 56 14 14 2 9 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 86 36 6
1995 30 TAM MLB 56 16 16 3 0 3 0 0 1.5 89 54 8
1996* 31 TAM MLB 56 16 16 2 24 0 17 0 2 0 2 0 0 3.0 76 44 14
1997*+ 32 TAM MLB 56 16 16 2 0 2 0 0 1.0 105 42 17
1998* 33 TAM MLB 56 10 10 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 45 25 7
1999* 34 TAM MLB 56 16 16 2 18 0 18 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.5 65 45 17
2000 35 JAX mlb 56 6 6 1 10 0 10 0 1.0 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 225 200 12 71 0 18 9 19 0 14 44 0 21.0 1270 314 132
7 yrs TAM 104 104 7 57 0 18 0 13 0 9 0 0 9.0 680 246 81
6 yrs PIT 84 61 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 44 0 9.5 426 0 33
2 yrs JAX 21 20 4 14 0 10 9 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 115 32 11
1 yr GNB 16 15 1.5 49 36 7

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1989 24 PIT RILB 2 2
1992 27 PIT LILB 1 1
1997*+ 32 TAM MLB 2 2
1999* 34 TAM MLB 2 2 1 6 0 6 0
2002 37 GNB MLB 1 1
Career 8 8 1 6 0 6 0
2 yrs PIT 3 3
2 yrs TAM 4 4 1 6 0 6 0
1 yr GNB 1 1

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams