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Chargers, 'Sports Illustrated' recognize former Boilermaker's value

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: Journal & Courier Online
    <blockquote>By Ken Thompson

    <img width="185" height="193" align="left" alt="Nick Hardwick" title="Nick Hardwick" src="http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/24/247978.jpg" />From walk-on to the "next generation of NFL superstars."

    Nick Hardwick's story would make a good movie like Mark Wahlberg's current hit, Invincible, the true story of Philadelphia bartender Vince Papale, who despite his age (30) and no college football playing experience, made the Philadelphia Eagles roster in 1976.

    Hardwick, who decided to try out at Purdue after being inspired by Drew Brees and the 2000 Big Ten champions, is one of nine younger NFL players profiled in the current issue of Sports Illustrated.</blockquote>
    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060904/COLUMNISTS10/609040323"><strong>Article Link</strong></a>

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