Andy Livingston

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Andy Livingston
Date of birth: (1944-10-21) October 21, 1944 (age 69)
Place of birth: Eufaula, OK
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Phoenix College
Organizations
As player:
1964-1968
1969-1970
Chicago Bears
New Orleans Saints
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Andy Livingston (born October 21, 1944) is a former professional American football running back in the NFL. He played professionally for the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints.

Early life[edit]

Livingston was born in Eufaula, Oklahoma.[1] He attended Mesa High School in Arizona but did not graduate.[2] He was an All-American tailback in 1961, and was the Arizona high school player of the year. He also attended Phoenix College.[3]

Professional career[edit]

He was nineteen years old when he first played for the Chicago Bears.[4] He is the youngest player in NFL history to score a touchdown (20 years, 53 days). The NFL granted him a hardship exemption, enabling him to leave college early. He also attended Phoenix College.[3]

Livingston played for the Chicago Bears from 1964 until 1968. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 1969, and played until 1970 when he retired from football after suffering a knee injury.[5]

Life after the NFL[edit]

Livingston helped found the nonprofit foundation "Kids 4 Today" in 1991.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Livingston's brother Warren Livingston is a former professional American football cornerback. He played six seasons for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Leon Livingston". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rhoden, William C. (December 14, 2003). "In 1964, a Teenager Showed He Could Play". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Little men in the sport of giants", Ebony 23 (1), November 1967: 102 
  4. ^ "Livingston precedent backs high school-to-NFL jump". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Andy Livingston". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "SUNDAY PERSPECTIVE / William C. Rhoden". Herald Tribune. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Brother duo combined to play 12 seasons in NFL". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Warren Livingston". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 

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