Born on March 31, 1958 in Redbourn, UnitedFootball Winner Review Kingdom, Mick Luckhurst would prove to be a reliable place kicker in the National Football League, spending his entire seven-year career with the Atlanta Falcons.
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.
Luckhurst entered the NFL in 1981. His rookie season turned out to be his best in terms of scoring. He finished fifth in the league in total points with 114, and second in extra points with 51. He made 21 out of 33 field goal attempts that season. His next-best season was 1985, when he scored a total of 101 points. He finished in the top 10 for both field goals and extra points made that year.