Draft Scout Snapshot:BIG FALLER: DS Rating on 9/1/09: #1 DE, #3/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 1 2009 East-West Shrine Invite (Plus 15 pounds from playing weight at weigh-in) ...2008: 9 GP; 0 GS; 11 Sol-18 TT, 9.5 TFL, 8.5 SK, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 3 QBH; Missed time after having surgery on a stress fracture in his right foot (fifth metatarsal) in August 2008. Named third team All-America by Rivals.com … Earned second team All-SEC honors from the SEC Coaches and honorable mention from the Associated Press … His team-high 8.5 sacks ranked third in the SEC, and his 0.94 sacks per game would have ranked seventh in the NCAA if he had played in 75 percent of the games … Projected All-SEC first team by the SEC Coaches, SEC Media Days … Named to the preliminary watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, Nagurski Trophy and Hendricks Award. 2007: 10 GP; 4 GS; Rec: 2-19-9.5-2; 40 Sol-64 TT, 18.5 TFL, 10 SK, 3 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FR, 3 FF; Named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second team … First Team All-SEC honoree by the SEC coaches and Associated Press … Topped the SEC and tied for sixth nationally in sacks (10.0) … Ranked second in the SEC and fourth in the nation in TFLs (18.5) … Finished third in SEC in forced fumbles (3) … Two TD receptions on offense .. Posted career highs of 13 total tackles, nine solos, five TFLs, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two QB hurries vs. Alabama, named Lincoln Financial Group Player of the Game, SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. 2006: 12 GP; 9 GS; Rec: 1-23-23-1; 28 Sol-49 TT, 5 TFL, 3 SK, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 FR, 4 FF; Received Freshman All-America accolades from several publications … Started at left defensive end nine times … Tied for third in the SEC and first among freshmen with four forced fumbles (0.33 per game) … Tied for seventh in the SEC with two fumbles recovered … Tied with Patrick Willis for the team lead with 3.0 sacks … His 4.1 tackles per game ranked fourth among SEC freshmen and first among SEC rookie linemen … Caught a 23-yard TD pass from Brent Schaeffer in his first career play on offense against Mississippi State to give Ole Miss an early lead in the 20-17 Egg Bowl victory … Also posted two tackles on defense … 2006-07 Basketball Season: Appeared in 15 games for the Rebel basketball team after completing the 2006 football season … Picked up one start, while averaging just under one point and two rebounds per game … His best performance came against two-time national champion Florida in the semifinals of the 2007 SEC Tournament where he put up six points and four rebounds versus the Gators. Personal: Father, Greg, was a defensive end at Ole Miss in 1986 and 1987.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 6/175 -- Greg Hardy, DE, 6-4, 281, Ole Miss: Hopes to figure into the pass rushing rotation that is now without Julius Peppers. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/28/12 - DE Greg Hardy missed practice Thursday to deal with a family issue, but he's expected back Friday.
12/24/12 - DE Greg Hardy, who made just two tackles against the Raiders, had his worst statistical day since he made two tackles against the Cowboys in Week 7.
12/21/12 - DE Greg Hardy leads the Panthers with 11 sacks. Hardy and Charles Johnson (10.5 sacks) are one of only two NFL tandems to have 10 or more sacks this season. DeMarcus Ware (11.5) and Anthony Spencer (10) have also hit double digits for the Cowboys.
12/16/12 - DE Greg Hardy, who had two sacks, has 11 sacks this season after totaling just seven in the first two years of his career.
12/12/12 - DE Greg Hardy needs one sack to become the sixth player in Panthers history to register 10 or more sacks in a season.