Jim Hardy

James Francis Hardy (born April 24, 1923) is a former American football quarterback. He was born in Los Angeles.

Jim Hardy
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Hardy on a 1948 Bowman football card
No. 21, 22, 1
Personal information
Born:April 24, 1923 (age 96)
Los Angeles
Career information
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:1945 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
(By the Washington Redskins)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (1950)
  • Most interceptions thrown in an NFL game (8) (1950)
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:5,690
Passer rating:53.1
Player stats at NFL.com

High school career

Hardy attended and played high school football at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.

College career

Hardy played college football at the University of Southern California. He was voted most valuable player of the 1945 Rose Bowl game, won by USC 25-0 over Tennessee.

Professional career

Hardy was drafted in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1945 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He played in the National Football League between 1946 and 1952. He made the Pro Bowl in 1950. Hardy is perhaps most famous for throwing an NFL-record eight interceptions in a single game, as well as for the worst touchdown pass-interception differential in a single game (-8), in a 45-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on September 24, 1950.[1]

He later served as the general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.[2] In September 2016, Hardy was interviewed and reflected upon his career in the NFL. As of 2017, Hardy is the oldest living member of the inaugural 1946 Los Angeles Rams.[3]


  1. ^ "NFL Single Game Passes Intercepted Leaders". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  2. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1994-12-25/sports/sp-12928_1_coliseum-commission
  3. ^ http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Oldest-Living-Member-of-Inaugural-Los-Angeles-Rams-Team-is-Happy-Theyre-Home-393214391.html
1944 All-Pacific Coast football team

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By the time Washington arrived in Pasadena for the game, they had lost a dozen players to active military duty, including two of their best backs, Jay Stoves (who had transferred from Washington State, which did not field a team due to the war) and Pete Susick. Washington filled its roster holes with Navy V-12 trainees and draft rejects who recently arrived on campus, leaving only 28 players available for the game. Oddsmakers made the Huskies two-touchdown favorites to beat USC, but the fielded team differed greatly from that of the regular season.The USC quarterback, Jim Hardy, threw three touchdown passes to lead the Trojans. This victory was the Trojans' seventh Rose Bowl victory and also gave them their Pacific Coast Conference championship. For the first time, the Rose Bowl was broadcast on the radio abroad to all American servicemen, with General Eisenhower in Western Europe allowing all troops who were not on the front lines to tune in and listen. This was the first Rose Bowl radio broadcast abroad to American servicemen, as General Dwight D. Eisenhower allowed all troops in western Europe not on the front lines to tune in and listen.

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