Player Bio

Brandon Hardin
FS #35
Height:
6-3
Weight:
217
College:
Oregon State
Experience:
2

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Biography

COLLEGE CAREER: Appeared in 38 games, starting in 15 of those for Oregon State (2008-11). Finished with 105 tackles (73 solo),  3 TFLs, 3 FFs, 1 INT and 7 PDs... Added 1 sack, 1 FR and 1 blocked extra-point... Missed the entire 2011 season with a shoulder injury... Two-time Pac-10 all-Academic Selection.
COLLEGE CAREER: Appeared in 38 games, starting in 15 of those for Oregon State (2008-11). Finished with 105 tackles (73 solo),  3 TFLs, 3 FFs, 1 INT and 7 PDs... Added 1 sack, 1 FR and 1 blocked extra-point... Missed the entire 2011 season with a shoulder injury... Two-time Pac-10 all-Academic Selection.

SENIOR: Promising career at cornerback was cut short midway through fall camp 2011 by a broken shoulder requiring season-ending surgery. JUNIOR: Registered 63 tackles in 2010, the fourth-most on the team... Forced 3 fumbles... Tied for the team lead with 12 special teams tackles. SOPHOMORE: Played in a three-player rotation at cornerback in 2009 making three starts... Recorded 1 INT... Recorded 29 tackles... Led the team with 11 special teams tackles. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Played most of 2008 with a broken hand and a sprained wrist on the other arm... Finished with 13 tackles and 1 TFL. FRESHMAN: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL: Went to Kamehameha High School (Honolulu, HI)... Was also a standout in track and field where he ran the 200m, 400m, 4x100m, long- and triple-jump in track.

Recent Articles

  • Hardin placed on IR; Knox goes on PUP

    Posted Aug 26, 2012

    The Bears on Sunday placed rookie safety Brandon Hardin on injured reserve, put receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and cut 10 others.

  • Hardin determined to keep improving

    Posted Aug 10, 2012

    After getting his feet wet in Thursday night’s preseason opener, Bears rookie safety Brandon Hardin hopes to make a bigger splash in next Saturday night’s game against the Redskins...

  • Hoke excited to see how young safeties play

    Posted Aug 8, 2012

    The Bears have selected a safety in the third round of the draft each of the last three years, choosing Major Wright in 2010, Chris Conte in 2011 and Brandon Hardin in 2012...

Recent Videos

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    Posted 8 hours ago

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    Posted May 28, 2015

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    Posted May 26, 2015

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  • ITB: Fuller, Jeannie Morris talk Piccolo

    Posted May 20, 2015

    Brian Piccolo Award winner Kyle Fuller and Piccolo author Jeannie Morris talk about the man and the award that has been presented in his honor since 1970.