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Cedrick Hardman
Personal Information
Defensive end
Jersey #(s)
Born {{{birthdate}}}
Career information
Year(s) 19701983
NFL Draft 1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
College North Texas
Professional teams
Career stats
Tackles --
Sacks 121
Interceptions 0
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Cedrick Ward Hardman (born October 4, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders and the United States Football League's Oakland Invaders. Hardman's thirteen year professional football career lasted from 1970 to 1983 in the National Football League and ended as a player/coach in 1983 with the Invaders.


College years[]

Hardman played college football at North Texas State University, (renamed the University of North Texas in 1988). Hardman was an All-Missouri Valley Conference football defensive lineman. In a historic manner, Hardman recorded 38 sacks in his senior season at North Texas State[1] and represented North Texas State in the Blue-Gray and Senior Bowl all-star games in 1970. Cedrick started playing college football as a defensive back, then moved to linebacker in his sophomore season. His final two college years were spent playing defensive end. Hardman was drafted with the ninth overall selection in the first round of the 1970 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.[2]

NFL career[]

Hardman is the current all-time sack leader for the San Francisco 49ers franchise, recording 106½ sacks between 1970 and 1979 and he had 14½ with the Raiders in 1980 and 81 (9½ in 1980).[3] Hardman was a two-time Pro Bowler in 1971 and 1975[4] and he was a member of the Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XV winning team.[5]

USFL career[]

On October 20, 1982, Hardman was the first player signed by the Oakland Invaders of newly formed United States Football League.[6] Hardman served as a player/coach during the team's inaugural 1983 division winning 9-9 season.

Acting career[]


House Party (1990) .... Rock

Stir Crazy (1980) .... Big Mean

The Candidate (1972) .... Actor


"The Fall Guy" .... Righteous (1 episode, 1981)

The Fall Guy: Part 1 (1981) TV Episode (as Cedrick Hardman) .... Righteous

"Police Woman" .... Large Man (1 episode, 1975) Police Woman - The Company (1975) TV Episode (as Cedrick Hardman) .... Large Man


  1. The North Texan Online - Homecoming 2001. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  2. 1970. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  3. Official Site of San Francisco 49ers - Career Stat Leaders. Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  4. Official Site of San Francisco 49ers - Pro Bowlers. Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  5. The Red Zone -Super Bowl XV. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  6. "Sports People; Comings and Goings", The New York Times, 1982-10-20. Retrieved on 2007-02-17. 
  7. Dargis, Manohla. "New York Times Cedrick Hardman Filmography", The New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-03-07. 

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