Justin  Hardee
Justin Hardee


Cleveland, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195




Seniors, Award Winners Honored at Annual Banquet

O'Toole Named Offensive MVP, Thomas III Defensive MVP; 17 Seniors Honored


ICYMI: Fourth Quarter Effort Lifts Illinois over Western Kentucky

The Fighting Illini moved to 2-0 on the season after another 21-point effort in the final frame.


Blue Holds On for 35-28 Win Over Orange

Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory


Game 9 Notes: Illinois at #6 Ohio State

Illini Head to Columbus Looking for First Big Ten Win


Game 8 Notes: Illinois vs. Indiana

Illini Return to Memorial Stadium for the 102nd Homecoming Game


2015 Illinois Football Spring Game

Photos from the Fighting Illini Spring football game on April 18, 2015 (photos by Mark Jones and Darrell Hoemmann/Illinois Athletics)


Illinois vs. Purdue - October 4, 2014

Illinois vs. Purdue - October 4, 2014


Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013

Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013


Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013


Illinois vs. Cincinnati - September 7, 2013

Illinois vs. Cincinnati - September 7, 2013

2013 Sophomore: Played in all 12 games, starting one ... His start against Wisconsin was the second of his career ... Had 11 catches for 95 yards (8.6 ypc) on the season ... Picked up three special teams tackles against Ohio State ... Recorded season highs with three catches for 34 yards and a long of 23 against Ohio State.

2012 Freshman: Played in all 12 games, making one start, the first of his career, against Louisiana Tech (9/22) ... Had 17 catches for 192 yards, including a long of 48, on the season ... Registered two special teams tackles at Northwestern ... Recorded 39 yards on five catches against Purdue, matching his career-high reception total ... Posted career highs of five catches for 99 yards, including a career-long 48-yarder against Charleston Southern ... Recorded his first career reception for 17 yards at Arizona State ... Made Illini debut and recorded one special teams tackle during season-opening win over Western Michigan.

High School: A two-star recruit by and ... Third-team Northeast Lakes All-District selection in 2011 ... Played in Next Level Northeast Ohio All-Star Game ... Glenville won 2011 Cleveland city championship ... Member of 2009 team that played in the Division 1 state title game ... High school teammate of fellow Illini V'Angelo Bentley ... Also ran track at Glenville, winning a 2011 OHSAA State Championship in the 4x400m relay ... High school coach was Ted Ginn Sr.

Personal: The son of Arthur Hardee and the late Estella Perryman ... Born Feb. 7, 1994 ... Majoring in communication ... Cousin, Cordale Scott, played football at Illinois and Toledo.

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 5, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/17/12)
Receiving Yards: 99 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Long Reception: 48 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Touchdowns: -
All-Purpose Yards: 99 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Tackles: 3 vs. Ohio State, 11/16/13

Career Statistics:


Updated July 2014