Mick Luckhurst

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Mick Luckhurst
Date of birth: (1958-03-31) March 31, 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth: Redbourn, England
Career information
Position(s): Placekicker
College: California
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round:
As player:
1981-1987 Atlanta Falcons
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Michael Christopher Wilbert "Mick" Luckhurst (born March 31, 1958) is a retired American football placekicker. One of the few British-born players in NFL history, he made his professional debut with the Atlanta Falcons in 1981, remaining with the team until the 1987 NFL season.[1]

Luckhurst attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he starred in rugby as well as Football. He was a key player in leading the Bears to their first national collegiate rugby title in 1980. He also held the record for the longest field goal in California history for many years, a 54-yard boot against Oregon State in 1979.[2]

Luckhurst retired as the team's all-time leading scorer with 558 points, which would be surpassed by Morton Andersen in 2000. He also scored a rushing touchdown on a fake field goal for the team in their 1982 playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings, the only rushing attempt of his career.

After his playing days, Luckhurst became the face of American Football coverage on Channel 4 in his native UK between 1987 and 1991.