Greg Hardy Biography
Greg McKarl Hardy is one of the famous personages in the sports world. He is a former professional footballer who plays as a defensive end for the American football club, Carolina Panthers. Likewise, the talented Greg is also better recognized for his roles in the football team Dallas Cowboys. He is often known by the nickname of “The Kraken.”
Greg Early Life and Education
Aged 28, Greg McKarl Hardy was born on July 28, 1988, in Millington, Tennessee, the United States, to Sr. Greg Hardy, father, and Lan Hardy, mother. He is American by his nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
As a teenager, Greg first started playing football, basketball, and track. He attended Briarcrest Christian School and played football for its team. In that respect, he led his team to the state championship in 2004. His great offensive play was a key to led his team to win the title.
After playing several years for his school, Greg then joined the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss. There he was one of the best pass rushers among his squad. However, Greg missed his games as he underwent surgery on his broken bone.
In 2009, an American Sports franchise, Sports Illustrated named him as the top prospect in the 2010 NFL draft. Nevertheless, his poor health condition caused his draft stock to fall remarkably. Soon after his recovery, Greg was selected by the American Football team, Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Greg served for the Carolina for almost five years. During that time, he secured the position of 53rd in the NFL Top 100 players for his breakout performance in the 2013 season. Afterward, Greg joined team Cowboys Dallas as a free agent with a one-year contract of $11.3 million. However, he played for only one year for Cowboys and ended his football career. In the year of October 2016, Greg announced that he is starting MMA career and has been doing training for several months.
Greg Personal life
Pro Bowl winner, Greg McKarl Hardy is a married man. He previously married to a beautiful woman, Nicole Holder in September 2013. Nevertheless, the couple separated after one year of their marriage. The reason behind their separation was a serious conflict between them.
Currently, Greg is focusing on his MMA career and has avoided being in the relationship. Since after his divorce from Nicole, he has not bruited in other love affairs and neither any rumors of his is floating in the air.
Greg Net Worth
Hardworking and diligent, Greg earns had earned a huge amount of money from his football career. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at around $4 million.