Pro Football Talk "Nick Hardwick formally announced his retirement at a press conference at the team facility today, and if you didn’t know any better, you’d think the player at the podium was a kicker, not an offensive lineman. Hardwick, who played center for the Chargers from 2004 to 2014, looked shockingly..." February 03
San Diego Union-Tribune "Nick Hardwick wasn't fooling anyone. It was obvious, he knew. The worst-kept secret in San Diego was thinly veiled by his thinning, the once stocky, 293-pound Charger sizing down in recent months, more fit for a surfboard than shoulder pads. Not since college had the chisel-jawed center been..." February 02
Covers.com "San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick is out for the season with a neck injury. Hardwick was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday. He left Monday's loss at Arizona, and the 18-17 defeat turned when the Pro Bowl pivot left the game. "Nick is one of the best, if not the best, at his..." September 10
Pro Football Talk "Chargers center Nick Hardwick has decided against retiring. Hardwick, who said after the Chargers’ playoff loss that he was thinking of calling it a career, instead told the Chargers on Saturday that he intends to play at least one more year. “I told them I expect to play next season,”..." February 22
San Diego Union-Tribune "Nick Hardwick had his hands full this week. He lugged different team awards from his Chargers Park locker, one a cinder block with a lightning emblem painted on, another a framed plate. Into the parking lot, he carried game balls from different weeks this season. A season in the books. An..." January 18
Chargers announce 2013 team captains: Philip Rivers Nick Hardwick Donald Butler Eric Weddle and Darrell Stuckey.