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Tra Hardy

Tra  Hardy


Vidalia, Ga.

High School:
Vidalia HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185



WCU’s Owen Cosenke Named Freshman All-America by Phil Steele

14 Catamounts additionally named All-SoCon by same publication


Post-Game Notes: No. 25 Western Carolina vs. Mercer


Post-Game Notes: No. 24 Western Carolina at The Citadel


Catamount Football Scores Road Win at The Citadel, 31-19

Defense creates five takeaways in crucial road conference victory


Catamounts Drop Homecoming Game to Furman, 28-6

Paladins rush past WCU in torrential downpour in Cullowhee


Catamount Football vs. UNC (USATSI)

Western Carolina vs. UNC photos: USA Today Sports Images


Catamount Football Wins at Gardner-Webb

Western Carolina football snapped a seven-game road losing skid with a 42-27 win at Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.

2016 (Junior): Played in eight of the team's 11 games with one start ... Recorded 14 tackles on the year with nine solo stops and two tackles for loss ... Posted a season-high three tackles twice, against ECU and VMI (Nov. 5) ... Returned a pair of kickoffs against East Carolina (Sept. 3) for 52 yards including a long of 28 yards ... Had one pass break-up coming against ETSU (Sept. 17) at the Bristol Motor Speedway ... Made his first collegiate start against Wofford (Oct. 8)... Credited with a pair of tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2015 (Sophomore): Saw action in seven games on the year, each as a defensive substitute and on special teams ... Finished the year with nine tackles including eight solo stops ... Racked up 305 all-purpose yards on 14 kickoff returns, averaging 43.6 all-purpose yards per game ... Posted a career-best 102 return yards on four kickoff returns at VMI (Nov. 21) including a career-long of 37 yards.

2014 (Freshman): Saw action in six games on special teams and as a defensive reserve ... Finished with two tackles, both solo stops ... Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6), recording his first career tackle in the win ... Matched his career-best tackle with one against The Citadel (Oct. 25) ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with three tackles including a sack while also recording an interception and a pass break-up in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: A solid, all-round performer who is a three-sport standout ... Was named to the AJC AA All-State team and the 2-AA Offensive Player of the Year ... Named to the Georgia Coaches Association All-State team as a defensive back and Earned Enmark All-Star team honors as a running back ... Accounted for 30 total touchdowns during his senior season ... Rushed for 1,672 yards and 24 touchdowns with 10 catches for 218 receiving yards and two scores ... Defensively, finished with 58 tackles and two sacks ... Recorded five interceptions returning two for touchdowns including a 90 yard, pick-six against Atkinson County ... Started three years at cornerback ... Was also key in the Indians' special teams on kick returns, returning a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in earning first team All-Middle Georgia honors ... Scored six touchdowns in a single game against Metter on Sept. 27, 2013, compiling 183 rushing yards on 17 carries with a 55-yard TD reception ... Also played basketball and baseball as a prep, starting for both squads ... High school coach was Lee Chomskis.

Personal: Full name is Travares Hardy, but prefers to go by Tra (pronounced Tray) ... Is the son of Gregg Hardy and Constance Durden.