Tom Dempsey

Tom Dempsey
No. 19, 10, 23, 6
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born:(1947-01-12)January 12, 1947
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died:April 4, 2020(2020-04-04) (aged 73)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:San Dieguito
(Encinitas, California)
College:Palomar
Undrafted:1968
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
PAT:252/282 (89.4%)
FG:159/258 (61.6%)
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Thomas John Dempsey (January 12, 1947 – April 4, 2020) was an American professional football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills. Unlike the "soccer style" approach which was becoming more and more widely used during his career, Dempsey's kicking style was the then-standard straight-toe style.[1] With the Saints in 1970, he made a 63-yard field goal, setting an NFL record which stood for over 40 years.

  1. ^ Mitchell, Fred (December 24, 1995). "IT'S A GAME OF INCHES . . . AND FEET". Chicago Tribune. Chicago: Tribune Publishing. Retrieved April 5, 2020.