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Player Bio: Clay Hardt :: Football

  Clay Hardt
Clay Hardt
Player Profile
RS Junior

Marana, Ariz.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200




Arizona: 2L... Listed as the top strong safety heading into the 2002 season but can play at free safety... Played in all 11 games for the Wildcats in 2001 and continued to provide the Wildcat secondary and special teams units with a physical, hard-nosed style of play... Earned Most Valuable Special Teams Player honors following the season... Closed the year with 26 tackles, 21 solo, one tackle for loss, one interception and three pass breakups... Had a season-best four solo tackles at Oregon State... Had four tackles, including one for loss, against Stanford... Notched two solo hits, broke up a pass and had an interception at Cal... Tallied three solo tackles in each of the USC, Oregon and UNLV games... Had four tackles versus Washington State... Broke up a pass in the both the ASU and Oregon games... Opened the season with two solo hits at San Diego State... Earned playing time on the special teams unit, along with rotation status in the backfield, during the 2000 season... Played in 10 games and earned starts against Oregon State and Arizona State... Ended the season with 14 tackles, nine solo... Had a season-high five tackles against Oregon State... Had three tackles at Stanford... Tallied two tackles at USC and against ASU... Had a solo tackle in both the Utah and Washington games... Redshirted for the Cats in 1999... UA looked in its own back yard, on Tucson’s northwest side, to recruit Hardt from Marana High School... Considered a hitter and tenacious player who also was an appealing prospect because of his wrestling skills...

High School: Marana High School, Marana, Ariz., 1999... All-city honors from Tucson Citizen and was an All-4A selection from Arizona Daily Star... KVOA-TV Player of the Year... Rushed for 1,001 yards on 156 carries (6.4) for coach Marty Honea, fourth in Southern Arizona... Won the 1998 4A state wrestling title at 160 pounds... Played defensive back, running back and quarterback in high school... Also won a state wrestling title as a junior and finished third as a sophomore... Recruited by other Pac-10 and WAC schools... Academic honor roll...