For the Olympic rower, see Mike Livingston (rower).
Mike Livingston (born November 14, 1945) is a former American football player, a quarterback in the American Football League and National Football League for twelve seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Early years Edit
Born and raised in
Dallas, Texas, Livingston graduated from its South Oak Cliff High School in 1964, and played  college football at Southern Methodist University in Dallas under head coach Hayden Fry, where he broke most of Don Meredith's passing records.
Playing career Edit
Livingston was a second round selection in the
1968 NFL/AFL draft, 48th overall, by the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL.
During the Chiefs' world championship season in
1969, starter Len Dawson and backup Jacky Lee went down with injuries,    and Livingston started six games, threw for 1,123 yards, was 84 of 161, with four  touchdowns. The Chiefs won all six games and later went on to win Super Bowl IV, with Dawson back at the helm.
He made 75 starts for the Chiefs, splitting time in the mid-1970s with Dawson,
who retired in May  1976. The Chiefs' only head coach, Hank Stram, was fired after a 5–9 record in 1974. Under three head coaches, Livingston was the starter from 1975 until 1979, when he was pulled by Marv Levy in favor of rookie Steve Fuller, but made several starts.  
Livingston was on the roster of the
Minnesota Vikings in 1980, but saw no regular season action behind  Tommy Kramer and Steve Dils. He did not played entirely and released before the season started. At age 37, he played in the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983 with the Oakland Invaders as a backup to Fred Besana under head coach John Ralston,  then was waived in February  1984.
"My High School: South Oak Cliff," The Dallas Morning News sports section online. ↑
Moran, Sheila (October 6, 1969). "Livingston rescues Chiefs". Evening News. Associated Press (Newburgh, New York): p. 13B . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iitRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vScNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3119%2C1057871
"Livingston sparks Chiefs, 26–13". Lawrence Journal-World. Associated Press (Kansas): p. 13. October 6, 1969 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=zBxUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HjoNAAAAIBAJ&pg=7027%2C5035305
Moore, Bob (June 25, 2015). "Chapter Three: Is Mike Livingston a franchise QB?". (club history). Kansas City Chiefs . http://www.chiefs.com/news/article-2/Chapter-Three-Is-Mike-Livingston-a-Franchise-QB/e70430ad-b516-4057-9e7e-e23e9c59b645 . Retrieved March 3, 2016.
Rank, Adam (2013-03-18). "Greatest Cinderella stories in NFL history". National Football League . http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000151552/article/greatest-cinderella-stories-in-nfl-history . Retrieved 2013-03-25.
Stellino, Vito (November 14, 1975). "Livingston: a switch from Indian to Chief". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: p. 14 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=l6lRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iG0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5419%2C1484658
Gosselin, Rick (September 13, 1979). "Mike Livingston a class individual". Beaver County Times. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. C4 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CV8uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9tkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2700%2C2769514
"Livingston to start for Chiefs Sunday". Spartanburg Herald. Associated Press (South Carolina): p. C1. October 17, 1979 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=roQsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UM4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=1951%2C3930719
Timms, Leslie (November 1, 1979). "Fuller happy to be starter". Spartanburg Herald (South Carolina): p. C1 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=14IsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tc0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5678%2C103684
"Livingston vs. ex-teammates". Spartanburg Herald. Associated Press (South Carolina): p. B1. August 18, 1980 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=D1IsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yM0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=3441%2C3460491
"Feds upset stars in finale". Reading Eagle. news services (Pennsylvania): p. 22. July 4, 1983 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SNcxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=muMFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5657%2C2388578
"Ralston says Michigan much improved". Lodi News-Sentinel. UPI (California): p. 13. July 8, 1983 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4ZozAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nDIHAAAAIBAJ&pg=7070%2C908575 ↑
"Wranglers sign while other teams cut". Ocala Star-Banner. Associated Press (Florida): p. 8C. February 21, 1984 . . https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kpdPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XwYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3190%2C2994816
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