Mecole Hardman



Experience: 4 years

Height: 5-10

Age: 24

Weight: 180 lbs

College: Georgia


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  • Fourth-year wide receiver enters his fourth NFL season with the Chiefs in 2022.
  • Selected as the first of two second-round picks by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 NFL Draft.

Career Highlights:

  • In the Wild Card game against the Steelers, Hardman returned three punts for 70 yards (23.3 avg.), setting a new single-game franchise record for punt return yards. With his 70 punt return yards, he now has 86 career postseason punt return yards, moving into first place in franchise history for most career punt return yards in postseason action. He recorded a long punt return of 48 yards and added a 21-yard return, ranking as the longest and the fourth-longest punt returns in team postseason history. His 23.3 yards per return average is now the highest single-game punt return average in postseason history for the club.
  • Recorded his career first 100-yard game against Denver (1/8/22) going for 103 yards.
  • In the 2021 AFC Championship Game, Hardman scored his first-career postseason touchdown on a three-yard pass from QB Patrick Mahomes. He also recorded at 50-yard carry in the game, setting the franchise record for the longest run from scrimmage, breaking the previous record set by RB Priest Holmes (48 yards) vs. the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional round on January 11, 2004.
  • Scored his first-career punt return touchdown in Miami (12/13/20) on a 67-yard return.
  • With six receiving touchdowns in his rookie season, tied Fred Arbanas, Stephone Paige and Tyreek Hill for the most receiving touchdowns by a rookie in franchise history.
  • Recorded a 58-yard kickoff return in the AFC Divisional Round against Houston (1/12/20), the fourth-longest postseason kickoff return in Chiefs history.
  • In Week 17 vs. L.A. Chargers (12/29/19) scored a 104-yard kickoff return touchdown, the first return score of his career. His 104-yard kickoff return touchdown is the third-longest in Chiefs history and registered as the longest kickoff return of the 2019 season in the NFL.
  • Recorded a career-long catch on an 83-yard touchdown pass from QB Patrick Mahomes in Week 3 against Baltimore (9/22/19).
  • Became the first rookie and the fourth player in NFL history with a 100+ yard kick return for a touchdown and an 80+ yard receiving touchdown in the same season.
  • Scored his first NFL touchdown on a 42-yard pass from QB Patrick Mahomes in Week 2 at Oakland (9/15/19).


  • 2019 Mack Lee Hill Award winner.
  • Named to the Pro Bowl as a return specialist following his rookie season performance in 2019.
  • Named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team as a kick returner following the 2019 season.
  • Earned second-team AP All-Pro and PFWA All-AFC team accolades as a kick returner following the 2019 season.
  • Named Special Teams Player of the Week following Week 17 of the 2019 season after his performance against the Los Angeles Chargers.


Originally entered the NFL as the first of two second-round picks (56th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Career Stats

WRTE Career

2019Kansas City Chiefs1652653820.78364174.29022
2020Kansas City Chiefs1684156013.74944317.820022
2021Kansas City Chiefs1785969311.85328465.824032