Indiana vs. Penn State (USATSI)
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USATSPI: Indiana vs. Michigan - 10/19/13
Indiana football takes on Michigan State
Hardin finished his career with 177 tackles, 111 solos, two sacks (12 yards), 11 tackles for loss (40 yards), one interception (20 yards), three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven pass breakups. He made 26 starts and played in 44 games. Hardin graduated with a bachelor of science degree in liberal studies in May 2015.
2014 (Senior): Finished fifth on the team with 53 tackles, 32 solo, with two sacks (12 yards), 7.5 tackles for loss (33 yards), six pass breakups and one quarterback hurry ... second on the team with his six PBUs ... started all 12 games ... posted a career-high 11 stops at Bowling Green to go along with a career-best two pass breakups and one QBH ... tied for the team lead with six tackles against Penn State ... added one sack ... registered the first sack of his career against Maryland ... closed out his career with a career-high two TFLs and five stops in the Old Oaken Bucket victory over Purdue ... recorded two PBUs in the North Texas win and at Michigan ... IU defensive player of the week (Purdue).
2013 (Junior): Made eight starts and played in 10 games on the weak-side ... recorded 59 tackles, 40 solos, 3.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles (tied for third in Big Ten), one fumble recovery and one pass breakup ... collected nine stops and a career-best seven solos against Navy and at Michigan ... also added one TFL and returned his first career fumble recovery 13 yards vs. U-M ... compiled eight tackles with a half-tackle for loss and one forced fumble at Michigan State ... tallied eight stops in the Penn State win and seven with the PBU against Missouri ... netted one forced fumble and one TFL vs. Minnesota and in the Indiana State victory.
2012 (Sophomore): Moved from safety to linebacker during the offseason ... started four times on the strong-side and appeared in all 12 games ... posted 48 tackles, 31 solo ... shared team-high honors with eight stops and six solos against Michigan State ... also tallied eight tackles in win at Illinois ... added seven stops, five solo, at Navy and six tackles in victory over Iowa ... recorded at least five stops seven times ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games and started against Penn State and No. 19 Illinois ... made 17 tackles and one interception ... picked off the pass at the Indiana 1-yard line and returned it 20 yards in his first career start against PSU ... added five stops in the game.
Prep/Personal: Safety, linebacker and running back for head coach Mike Jackson at Ballard High School ... 2010 all-state and all-district selection ... made 80 tackles, 63 solo, with four tackles for loss, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries ... also rushed 54 times for 351 yards and four touchdowns in addition to 24 receptions for 297 yards and two scores ... rated the No. 10 prospect in Kentucky and the No. 74 safety nationally by Scout.com ... rated the No. 11 prospect in Kentucky by Super Prep ... also a basketball and track standout ... "A" honor roll student ... parents are Freeman and Teresa Hardin ... Forisse A. Hardin was born on May 6, 1993.
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