Player Bio

Montario Hardesty
RB #20
Height:
6-0
Weight:
225
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
New Bern, NC
Experience:
4
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 23 153 6.7 537 3.5 23.3 1 25 18 11.8 1 0 3
2012 CLE 13 65 5 271 4.2 20.8 1 25 12 18.5 1 0 2
2011 CLE 10 88 8.8 266 3 26.6 0 19 6 6.8 0 0 1
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 23 16 138 8.6 6 27 0 1 0 9 0
2012 CLE 13 2 16 8 1.2 9 0 0 0 1 0
2011 CLE 10 14 122 8.7 12.2 27 0 1 0 8 0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 23 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CLE 13 2 0 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2011 CLE 10 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round (59th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft with a pick acquired from Philadelphia for a third-round and two fifth-round selections in 2010.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round (59th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft with a pick acquired from Philadelphia for a third-round and two fifth-round selections in 2010.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Played in 10 games with four starts… Rushed for 266 yards on 88 attempts… Also caught 14 passes for 122 yards… Was inactive for three games and dressed but did not played in three others… In first NFL start, rushed for 67 yards on 14 carries with a long of 19 and had three receptions for 19 yards vs. Miami (9/25)… Set career highs in receptions (5) and receiving yards (49) against Tennessee (10/2)… Rushed for a career-best 95 yards on a career-high 33 attempts against Seattle (10/23).

2010: Sustained a knee injury in preseason finale vs. Chicago (9/2)… Was placed on injured reserve on September 3 and missed the entire season.

College: Started 19 of 49 games at the University of Tennessee (2005-09)… Gained 2,391 rushing yards with 26 touchdowns on 556 attempts, while adding 405 receiving yards and one score on 38 catches… Ranked eighth in Tennessee’s career record book with 2,391 rushing yards… Finished fourth in the Southeastern Conference and 23rd nationally in rushing, averaging 103.46 yards per game in 2009… Became the first Tennessee running back since 2001 to average more than 100-yards per contest (Travis Stephens)… Registered 13 rushing touchdowns and racked up 1,345 rushing yards in his final campaign, the fourth-best season total in school history, en route to All-SEC second-team honors… Registered 1,647 all-purpose yards as a fifth-year senior, which ranked third in school annals… Majored in sports management.

Personal: Attended New Bern (N.C.) High School… Earned all-area, all-conference and all-state honors… Rushed for 2,002 yards with 19 touchdowns as a senior after gaining 1,987 rushing yards with 19 scores during junior campaign… Named the 2004 Shrine Bowl Offensive MVP after rushing for 55 yards and one touchdown, while adding five kickoff returns for 136 yards… Was also a track and field standout in high school, becoming a state finalist in the 100M in 2003… Active in the Cleveland community and founded the “MoHard’s Crew” season ticket program which provided tickets, apparel and food for The Littlest Heroes organization.

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