Hardy selects cleats over high-tops

James Hardy has given up football twice, but don't look for the talented Indiana WR to hang up his helmet again.

Updated: April 21, 2006, 7:15 PM ET
By Bruce Hooley | Special to ESPN.com
He already has vowed to give up the sport twice, but there surely will not be a third time.

No, now James Hardy is fully committed to taking the athleticism granted him and applying it totally to football.

James Hardy
AJ Mast/Icon SMIJames Hardy led the Big Ten in 2005 with 89.3 receiving yards per game.
His coach, Terry Hoeppner -- once he gets off his knees and stops giving thanks -- says, "If he keeps doing what he's doing, James Hardy is going to be illegal."