Hardman_Mecole

Mecole Hardman

Wide Receiver

#17

Experience: 3 years

Height: 5-10

Age: 23

Weight: 180 lbs

College: Georgia

2021 SEASON

  • REC
    59
  • YDS
    693
  • AVG
    11.8
  • TDS
    2
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Receiving

YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+
2019 Kansas City Chiefs 16 26 538 20.7 83 6 18 69.23 9 4
2020 Kansas City Chiefs 16 41 560 13.7 49 4 23 56.1 7 1
2021 Kansas City Chiefs 17 59 693 11.8 53 2 33 55.93 8 4
TOTAL 49 126 1791 14.2 185 12 74 58.73 24 9

Rushing

YEAR TEAM G ATT YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
2019 Kansas City Chiefs 16 4 17 4.3 9 0 1 25 0 0 0
2020 Kansas City Chiefs 16 4 31 7.8 20 0 2 50 1 0 0
2021 Kansas City Chiefs 17 8 46 5.8 24 0 2 25 1 0 1
TOTAL 49 16 94 5.9 53 0 5 31.25 2 0 1

Kick Return

YEAR TEAM G RET YDS AVG LNG TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2019 Kansas City Chiefs 16 27 704 26.1 104 1 20 1 0 2
2020 Kansas City Chiefs 16 9 184 20.4 31 0 6 0 0 0
2021 Kansas City Chiefs 17 2 35 17.5 20 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 38 923 24.3 155 1 27 1 0 2

Punt Return

YEAR TEAM G RET YDS AVG LNG TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2019 Kansas City Chiefs 16 18 167 9.3 36 0 2 0 6 0
2020 Kansas City Chiefs 16 25 176 7 67 1 1 1 13 1
2021 Kansas City Chiefs 17 13 157 12.1 31 0 3 0 5 1
TOTAL 49 56 500 8.9 134 1 6 1 24 2

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2019 Kansas City Chiefs 16 2 2 1
2020 Kansas City Chiefs 16 2 2 0
2021 Kansas City Chiefs 17 3 2 0 1
TOTAL 49 7 6 0 2 0 0

Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2019 Kansas City Chiefs 16 0
2020 Kansas City Chiefs 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
2021 Kansas City Chiefs 17 2 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

  • Third-year wide receiver enters his third NFL season with the Chiefs in 2020. 
  • Selected as the first of two second-round picks by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 NFL Draft.

Career Highlights:

  • 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). 

Honors:

  • 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. 

Transactions:

  • 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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