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|Nick Hardwick, a center out of Purdue, was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft, 66th overall. After the 2011 season he contemplated retirement, but decided to stay in the game. He signed a new contract this offseason for 3 years $13,500,000.|
Hardwick played another full season starting every game. He was one of the few players on a crippled offensive line hurt by multiple injuries.
Nick Hardwick was back to his usual form after a season where he missed all but three games due to an ankle injury. Hardwick started all 16 games for only the second time in his career, the first since 2006.
Hardwick injured his ankle in game one against the Raiders, and was inactive for games 2 - 14. In 119 snaps in three games before and after the injury, he allowed one sack, no hits and one pressure, with no penalties.
Hardwick was inactive for the first three weeks of the season while recovering from an offseason foot injury. He returned to the starting lineup at center in Week 4 to play the remaining 13 games.
Started in 12 games. He missed weeks 7-10 due to a foot injury that he suffered on Oct. 14 in a game against the Oakland Raiders.
Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and earned a Pro Bowl berth as the Chargers ranked second in rushing offense and eighth in sacks allowed.
Started 13 games at center as the Chargers ranked in the top ten in rushing offense and in the top half of the league in sacks allowed.
Started all 14 games as a rookie center when incumbent Jason Ball held out due to a contract dispute, as the Chargers ranked sixth in rushing offense and allowed the fourth-fewest sacks in the league.