In 1970, Dempsey kicked a 63-yard field goal, a record that would stand for 43 years. Join Date: May 2008; Posts: 5719; Location: Land of Enchantment #2. Tom Dempsey in 1970 Diamond Images/Getty Images. seasons as a place-kicker and was remembered for … Dempsey, who also was born without fingers on his right hand, wore a customized, truncated boot on his right foot … That did not stop him from performing one of the great athletic feats of the 20th century. Born without a right hand or toes on his right foot, Tom Dempsey had seemingly no future in the NFL.

The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate first reported Dempsey’s death. By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN (CNN) -- Tom Dempsey, a journeyman NFL kicker who despite missing the toes on his right foot set a field goal record that … NEW ORLEANS — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63 … Tom Dempsey was born with only a partial right foot, but that didn't stop him from making NFL history on November 8, 1970 in a play so amazing even the referee jumped.

But he wasn't your usual kicker. He was 73. Tom Dempsey. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Dempsey, the kicker born without toes on his kicking foot who made a then-record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus. In 1970, Dempsey kicked a 63-yard field goal, a record that would stand for 43 years.

I watched it … They called him Stumpy. Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey died Saturday of complications from the novel coronavirus.

Tom Dempsey - The Legendary NFL ... about a man called Tom Dempsey who became a professional American Football Kicker despite being born with a disabled foot and arm... “Perseverance can accomplish anything. Tom Dempsey, a journeyman NFL kicker who despite missing the toes on his right foot set a field goal record that stood for more than four decades, … But Tom Dempsey stood out. “I was very fortunate and my dad had a lot to do with it.

Yet on November 8, 1970, Dempsey …

Tom Dempsey was born with only a partial right foot, but that didn't stop him from making NFL history on November 8, 1970 in a play so amazing even the referee jumped. 05-04-2020, 18:10. Tags: None. My friend W. Clement Stone tells the story of Tom, who was born without half of a right foot and only a stub of a right arm. Tom Dempsey, who was born without toes on his right foot or fingers on his right hand but played for 11 N.F.L. Another one of all too many care-home deaths. Record-breaking NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has passed away due to coronavirus (Image: Bettmann Archive) ... Dempsey, born without toes on his right foot and fingers on his right hand, defied the odds to become one of the greatest NFL kickers of all-time. Legendary NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has died aged 73 after contracting coronavirus. Tom Dempsey, a journeyman NFL kicker who despite missing toes on his right foot set a field goal record that stood for more than four decades, has died of coronavirus, according to reports. Legendary NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has died aged 73 after contracting coronavirus.