Livas at the 2008 Independence Bowl
|No. 18 Free Agent|
|Wide receiver / Return specialist|
|Date of birth:April 24, 1989|
|Place of birth: Houma, Louisiana|
|Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)||Weight: 179 lb (81 kg)|
|College: Louisiana Tech|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
Phillip Livas (born April 24, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was most recently on the practice roster of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. In 2011, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2011 before being cut before the start of the regular season, and the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League before being released later in the season. He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in October 2012, but has since been removed from the roster. He played college football at Louisiana Tech.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Livas played football at South Terrebonne High School in Bourg, Louisiana for four years. He began his high school playing career as a starting safety in his freshmen year, but moved to the starting running back position for the remaining three years in high school. Livas was also the starting kick returner for South Terrebonne during his four years with the school. He received numerous individual awards including All-District honors (four times at kick returner and three times at running back), and first team All-State honors (once at kick returner and once at running back). Livas was the District 6-5A Offensive Player of the Year and the Houma Courier all-Regional MVP during both his junior and senior years. He ended his high school career in 2007 by helping to lead South Terrebonne High to the District 6-5A Title.
While at South Terrebonne High, Phillip Livas also played on the school's basketball team for three years and competed on the track and field team in the 100-meters race and for the 4x100-meter relay team. In his junior year, Livas's 4x100-meter relay team won the district and regional titles.
College career[edit | edit source]
After graduating in 2007, Livas attended Louisiana Tech University. Livas tied the NCAA record for most career touchdown returns with eight.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Miami Dolphins[edit | edit source]
Livas signed as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins on July 26, 2011. In the Dolphins' first preseason game of the 2011 season, Livas handled the kickoff returns and punt returns for the team in the second half. Phillip Livas returned three kickoffs for a combined 84 yards and three punts for a combined 90 yards. Livas returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to help the Dolphins defeat the Atlanta Falcons 28–23. After handling most of the Dolphins' kickoff and punt return duties for the remainder of the preseason, Livas was cut by the Miami Dolphins on September 3, 2011.
Omaha Nighthawks[edit | edit source]
Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Miami Dolphins vs. Atlanta Falcons - Recap". ESPN.com. August 12, 2011. http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=310812001. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
- Salguero, Armando (September 3, 2011). "Phillip Livas also cut, new PR might be old returner". The Miami Herald. http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2011/09/phillip-livas-also-cut-new-punt-returner-might-be-old-returner.html. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
- Pivovar, Steven (September 6, 2011). "Nighthawk QBs shine in team's latest scrimmage". Omaha World-Herald. http://www.omaha.com/article/20110906/SPORTS/709069755/1001#nighthawk-qbs-shine-in-team-s-latest-scrimmage. Retrieved 10 September 2011.