| Albert Hardy
5-11 · 235
Houston, Texas (Galena Park)
Big, physical and athletic third-year running back who played at both fullback and tailback ... served as the top backup at fullback for the first eight games of 2004 before missing the final four contests with an injury ... also was a member of several special teams units ... played in 16 career games and rushed 19 times for 84 yards ... played in eight games at fullback as a redshirt freshman and carried the ball 14 times for 67 yards ... spent the 2002 season redshirting and gaining experience at fullback and tailback.
Served as the top backup at fullback for the first eight games before missing the final four contests with an injury ... part of a rushing offense that ranked second in the nation (299.2 ypg), seventh in total offense (464.4 ypg) and 12th in scoring (35.3 ppg) ... also had one special teams tackle ... opened the season with three carries for four yards against North Texas ... had one carry for seven yards versus Rice ... rushed one time for six yards at Colorado.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2003)
Played in eight games and carried the ball 14 times for 67 yards ... also saw action on special teams... earned UT's American Airlines D.X. Bible Spirit award ... ran for a season-high of 20 yards on two carries versus New Mexico State ... gained 11 yards on a season-high three carries at Rice ... registered two carries for eight yards versus Tulane ... totaled two carries for 15 yards at Baylor ... redshirted in 2002.
Coached by Mike Coker at Galena Park High ... a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at running back ... finished his career with 4,001 rushing yards ... a third-team all-state (4A) and first-team All-Greater Houston and all-district selection as a senior ... had 1,536 rushing yards (on 236 carries) and ran for 10 TDs that year ... ran for a career-high 296 yards (on 36 carries) against Crosby as a senior ... carried the ball a season-high 39 times for 243 yards and scored four total TDs (three rush) against Channelview in 2001 ... played in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Game ... earned first-team all-state and District MVP honors after rushing for 1,855 yards (on 285 carries) and 18 TDs as a junior ... led all Houston-area Class 4A performers in rushing yards and points that year ... had a career-high 48 carries for 279 yards and three TDs against C.E. King in '00 ... ran for 530 yards and two TDs on only 93 carries as a sophomore ... also participated in track & field during his prep career (400-meter relay, discus).
Born 10/15/83 in Houston ... a liberal arts major ... was active in the Longhorns community service program ... volunteered time at The Children's Miracle Network Telethon ... prep AB honor roll student ... was active in community service efforts in the Houston area as a prepster ... served as a mentor at local elementary and middle schools.
Year G/GS Rush-Yds YPC TD Long Rec-Yds YPC TD Long
2004 8/0 5-17 3.4 0 7/RU 0-0 0.0 0 --
2003 8/0 14-67 4.8 0 15/NMS 0-0 0.0 0 --
Career 16/0 19-84 4.4 0 15/NMS 0-0 0.0 0 --
Rushing attempts: 3 vs. North Texas (So.); at Rice (Fr.)
Rushing yards: 20 vs. NMSU (Fr.)