Cedrick Hardman was born on October 4, 1948 in Houston, Texas, USA as Cedrick Ward Hardman. He is an actor, known for Stir Crazy (1980), House Party (1990) and The Candidate (1972).
Cedrick Hardman, first and foremost, was an outstanding football player. He played collegiately at the University of North Texas and was a teammate of the renowned "Mean Joe" Greene for part of his career. He was a first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1970, and had an outstanding career until his retirement in 1979. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1971 and 1975. In 1975, he also became the first two-time winner of the 49ers' Len Eshmont Award. He is currently the 49ers' career leader in sacks with 111.5, and in 1971 established 49er season record with 18. He has been named as a defensive end on the 49ers "Team of the Seventies.".
He went on to play for the Oakland Raiders in 1980-1981 season where he played in the Defensive End position. Hardman (#86) was able to get the sack on Terry Bradshaw in a climatic 1980 game which, in turn, caused a fumble that was recovered for a score. Hardmans' sack caused his team to gain the lead against the defending World Champions on their own home turf. The Raiders win against the Steelers led them to Super Bowl XV where they took the Championship title for the second time in Raider History.