Andy Livingston

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Andy Livingston
Date of birth (1944-10-21) October 21, 1944 (age 74)
Place of birth Eufaula, OK
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Phoenix College
Career history
As player
1964–1968 Chicago Bears
1969–1970 New Orleans Saints
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1
Career stats

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

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

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

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

Personal life

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

  1. "Andrew Leon Livingston". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 18, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Rhoden, William C. (December 14, 2003). "In 1964, a Teenager Showed He Could Play". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Little men in the sport of giants", Ebony, 23 (1), p. 102, November 1967<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Livingston precedent backs high school-to-NFL jump". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Andy Livingston". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "SUNDAY PERSPECTIVE / William C. Rhoden". Herald Tribune. Retrieved November 18, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Brother duo combined to play 12 seasons in NFL". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved November 18, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Warren Livingston". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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