Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey died from Coronavirus

Former NFL placekicker Tom Dempsey died on due to complications from the Coronavirus.  His daughter Ashley Dempsey says her father, who resided in an assisted living home for several years after being diagnosed with Dementia, tested positive for COVID-19, a little more than a week ago.

Dempsey was a kicker in the league from 1969 to 1979, he played with the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, & Buffalo Bills.  He was most notable for his time with the saints, he made the Pro Bowl as a rookie.  Then the following year, he hit a game winning field goal against the Detroit Lions, from 63 yards out, which was the NFL record.  That stood for 43 years until the Denver Broncos’ kicker Matt Prater broke it with a 64-yarder in 2013.  What made it more remarkable, He was born without toes on his kicking foot. He kicked with a flat-front shoe.  During his career, Dempsey scored 729 points.  He died at the age of 73.


Source: NewsNet | Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey died from Coronavirus