Tom Dempsey Biography – Tom Dempsey Wiki
Tom Dempsey was an American football placekicker for the New Orleans Saints (1969–1970), Philadelphia Eagles (1971–1974), Los Angeles Rams (1975–1976), Houston Oilers (1977) and Buffalo Bills (1978–1979).
He is known for his 63-yard field goal in 1970 that sent the New Orleans Saints to a 19-17 triumph over the Detroit Lions. Dempsey’s 63-yard field goal was NFL’s longest made field goal until 1998 when it was equaled by Jason Elam. It was again tied by Sebastian Janikowski in 2011, and David Akers in 2012, before finally being broken by a yard in 2013 by Matt Prater, according to New Orleans Saints.
Tom Dempsey Age
Dempsey was born on January 12, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He died on April 4, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 73.
Tom Dempsey Wife
Tom Dempsey was married to his wife Carlene Dempsey.
Tom Dempsey Children
Dempsey had three children – Ashley Dempsey, Toby Dempsey, and Meghan Dempsey. He also had 3 grandchildren: Dylan Dempsey, Logan Dempsey, and Quinn Dempsey.
Tom Dempsey Family
Dempsey was born to Huey Dempsey and LaVerne Dempsey.
Tom Dempsey Death
Dempsey died on April 4, 2020, at the age of 73 after contracting the novel coronavirus. New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson said in the following statement:
“Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Carlene and the entire Dempsey family on the passing of their dear Tom. The New Orleans Saints family is deeply saddened and heartbroken at this most difficult time. Tom’s life spoke directly to the power of the human spirit and exemplified his resolute determination to not allow setbacks to impede following his dreams and aspirations. He exemplified the same fight and fortitude in recent years as he battled valiantly against illnesses but never wavered and kept his trademark sense of humor. He holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the Saints family.”
Philadelphia Eagles said in a statement, “The Eagles are saddened to learn of the passing of former kicker Tom Dempsey, who passed away late Saturday at the age of 73 due to complications from the coronavirus.”
Tom Dempsey Cause of Death
Tom Dempsey’s cause of death was complications of the coronavirus. He reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on March 25, 2020, during an outbreak at the Lambeth House retirement home in Uptown New Orleans, according to NOLA.com. He had been battling Alzheimer’s disease and dementia since 2012.
Tom Dempsey Net Worth
Information about Tom Dempsey’s net worth is being updated.
Tom Dempsey Foot
Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot and fingers on his right hand.
Tom Dempsey Height
Dempsey was 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.