Tom Dempsey Wiki – Tom Dempsey Biography
Tom Dempsey died at the age of 73 on 4th April 2020. He was born on 12th January, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with disabilities or stunted right half of the body. His right arm was underdeveloped, the right hand had only two instead of five fingers, and his right foot had no toes and was only half as long as his healthy left foot. Despite having these physical challenges, it didn’t stop him from following his passion and played in American football. Even he stated that he was the victim of attempted bullying by colleagues and opponents because he could “kill someone” with his right arm stump.
tom-DempseyWho is Tom Dempsey? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Children, Career, Cause of Death, COVID-19, Net WorthSPORTS ON APRIL 5, 2020
Tom Dempsey was an American professional football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills. He attended high school at San Dieguito High School and played college football at Palomar College.
Dempsey is most widely known for kicking a 63-yard field goal as time expired to give the Saints a 19–17 win over the Detroit Lions on November 8, 1970, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Prior to 1974, the goalposts in the NFL were on the goal lines instead of the end lines. With time running out in the game, the Saints attempted a field goal with holder Joe Scarpati spotting at the Saints’ own 37-yard line. The snap from Jackie Burkett was good, and Dempsey made the field goal as the ball fell just beyond the bar. The win was one of only two for the Saints in that dismal season.
Tom Dempsey Career
Talking about his professional career then he played about 11 seasons in National Football League. During this time he played from Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills, and New Orleans Saints. Tom was drafted by Saints in 1969 because of his ability to kick despite having disabilities and made his debut in the same year. After this, he even received the honors to play the Pro Bowl and was named to the All-Pro team as well. Throughout his career, he added 159 field goals and scored about 61.6% of them.
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 and Cause of 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
Thoma’s net worth is $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.).
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.