Named to the 2009 Preseason All-Conference USA Team by the league's coaches.
Played in 57 games and made 52 starts, including 49 in right field ... finished second on the team with a .338 batting average ... led UAB and ranked fifth in Conference USA with 24 stolen bases, the sixth-highest single-season total in school history ... ranked fourth in the league and 10th in school annals after being hit by a pitch 13 times on the season ... finished the campaign with five home runs and 28 RBI ... tallied 21 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI contests ... ended the season on a 15-game hitting streak ... recorded a season-high four hits May 13 against Troy ... tallied three hits on four other occasions ... managed a season-best four RBI May 17 in the regular season finale versus Southern Miss ... scored a season-high four runs April 8 against Alabama A&M ... stole two bases four different times ... played during the summer for the Athletes in Action Fire and was named the Alaska Baseball League Player of the Year ... appeared in the "Faces in the Crowd" section of the Aug. 25, 2008 Sports Illustrated.
Played in 51 games, starting in 38 ... led the team and ranked fifth in Conference USA in stolen bases with 18 ... legged out a league-best six triples ... hit .265 with 15 RBI ... recorded a hit in seven of the last eight games he played ... had a season-long six-game hit streak, March 13-18 ... stole two bases in a game on three separate occasions ... was 1-for-2 with a walk against Tulane in the Conference USA tournament on May 24, just a day after going 1-for-4 with a run scored against Southern Miss at the championship ... was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against No. 29 East Carolina May 19 ... followed up a 3-for-5 performance at Marshall with a 2-for-5 showing with two RBI on May 13 against the Thundering Herd ... was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at Southern Miss April 20 ... had a 1-for-3 effort with a triple and two runs scored at Houston April 7 ... had a multi-hit outing at Samford on March 28, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base ... went 7-for-14 with four RBI and two stolen bases in the team's three-game series at Kennesaw State March 16-18 ... got his first hit as a Blazer against Central Michigan on Feb. 17, a game in which he went 2-for-5 with a double and a steal ... spoke to students at Jackson Elementary as part of UAB's Blazer Classroom Connection program.
2006 (Freshman and Redshirt Season) at Birmingham-Southern
Played in 46 games and started in 39 as a redshirt freshman in 2006 ... ranked second on the Panthers club with a .346 batting average, while driving in 31 runs ... was 18-for-19 on stolen base attempts ... was outstanding defensively, boasting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 113 putouts and eight assists ... held an on-base percentage of .428 and a slugging percentage of .401 ... redshirted in 2005.
Was a four-year starter for head coach Bobby Statum at local Homewood HS ... named all-state, team MVP and team captain as a senior ... earned all-area recognition for both his junior and senior seasons ... named the Lions Club Player of the Year ... holds school records for home runs and RBI.
Joseph Brinton Hardy ... born Sept. 12, 1985 ... parents are Jeff Hardy and Lynne Rogers ... majoring in communication studies.