Tom Dempsey, Record-Setting Kicker, Dies at 73.

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by BevoJoe, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Tom Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot, but spent 11 seasons in the N.F.L. and kicked 159 field goals. He died of complications of the coronavirus. He kicked a record 63 yard field goal against Detroit in 1970, the longest ever at that time. Dempsey also suffered from dementia.

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  2. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I remember seeing him make this kick on tv.

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  3. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I remember Art Donovan on Johnny Carson talking about the kick.

    "We thought it was a joke." When asked if he tried to block it, "No, a rushed through to get a better view of the attempt".
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    The kick
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