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Michael Arthur Haffner (born July 7, 1942) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for four seasons for the Denver Broncos (1968–1970) and Cincinnati Bengals (1971). As of 2017[update]'s NFL off-season, he still held the Broncos rookie franchise record for yards per reception at 30.5, for a 4 reception, 122 yard performance on 14 Dec 1968 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
After retirement, Haffner was a color commentator for the NFL on NBC. He is most noted for being the sideline reporter who inadvertently captured on his live microphone a two‐word expletive uttered by Terry Donahue who was voicing his disapproval over a Bruins interception being nullified due to a penalty in NBC's Christmas Day telecast of the 1978 Fiesta Bowl. Ironically Haffner and Donohue were roommates at UCLA.
- "Mike Haffner". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
- "Broncos All-Time Roster" (PDF). denverbroncos.com. Retrieved 2009-03-05.[dead link]
- "Bengals All-Time Roster". bengals.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
- "Two Words From the Coach With Expletives Undeleted," The Associated Press (AP), Monday, December 25, 1978. Retrieved December 7, 2020