|Intro||American football wide receiver|
|Is||American football player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||12 March 1998, Bowman, Elbert County, Georgia, USA|
Carey Mecole Hardman (born March 12, 1998) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Georgia.
Hardman attended Elbert County High School in Elbert County, Georgia. A five-star recruit, he committed to the University of Georgia to play college football.
Hardman played at Georgia from 2016 to 2018. During his career, he had 60 receptions for 961 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a return specialist, he had 39 punt returns for 592 yards and a touchdown and 35 kick returns for 875 yards. After his junior season, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|5 ft 10 ⁄4 in
|30 ⁄4 in
|4.33 s||36.5 in
|9 ft 11 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Hardman was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round (56th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was the fifth wide receiver selected that year.
2019 season: Rookie year
During Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders, Hardman caught four passes for 61 yards and his first NFL touchdown in the 28–10 road victory. In the next game against the Baltimore Ravens, he caught two passes for 97 yards including an 83-yard receiving touchdown. The Chiefs won 33-28. During a Week 10 35-32 road loss against the Tennessee Titans, Hardman had a 63-yard touchdown on his only reception of the game. On December 17, Hardman was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his NFL career. In the regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, Hardman caught a 30-yard reception and returned a kickoff for a 104 yard touchdown during the 31–21 win. Hardman had a single reception for two-yards while returning 3 kicks for a total of 58 yards and the Chiefs went on to win Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31-20.
Hardman has several tattoos on his arms and he inked four red kisses on his stomach.