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Bob Livingstone

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Place of birth:  Hammond, Indiana
Role  U.S. representative
Place of death:  Munster, Indiana
Party  Republican Party
Height:  6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Name  Bob Livingstone

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Position:  Halfback / Defensive back
Date of birth:  (1922-05-11)May 11, 1922
Date of death:  August 1, 2013(2013-08-01) (aged 91)
Spouse  Bonnie Livingston (m. 1965)
Education  Tulane University, St. Martin's Episcopal School

Service/branch  United States Navy

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Robert Edward Livingstone (May 11, 1922 – August 1, 2013) was an American football halfback who played two seasons in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) with the Chicago Rockets/Hornets and Buffalo Bills. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) in the 22nd round of the 1945 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and attended Hammond High School in Hammond, Indiana.

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Early years

Livingstone earned varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball at Hammond High School in 1939 and 1940. He earned All-State honors as a halfback in 1940. He graduated in 1941.

College career

Livingstone first played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 1941 to 1942, lettering in 1942. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945 and survived hand-to-hand combat with Japanese soldiers. He returned to Notre Dame in 1946 and lettered for the team from 1946 to 1947. Livingstone set a school record for longest run when he scored a 92-yard rushing touchdown in 1947 against the USC Trojans. He played in the Chicago College All-Star Game in 1948. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1948.

Professional career

Livingstone was selected by the Chicago Bears of the NFL with the 225th pick in the 1945 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Chicago Rockets of the AAFC in the fourteenth round with the 108th overall pick in the 1947 AAFC Draft. He played in nineteen games, starting five, for the Chicago Rockets/Hornets from 1948 to 1949. Livingstone played in five games for the AAFC's Buffalo Bills during the 1949 season. He played in eleven games for the NFL's Baltimore Colts in 1950. The Colts folded after the 1950 season and the team's players were eligible for the 1951 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Chicago Cardinals in the 29th round with the 343rd overall pick in the 1951 NFL Draft.

Personal life

Livingstone was inducted into the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

References

Bob Livingstone Wikipedia


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