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Tom Dempsy dies in dementia faciltiy from Covid 19
Crushed
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:32 AM
Joined: 2/2/2014
Posts: 5544


Tom Dempsey, a retired NFL kicker long known for a 63-yard field goal he kicked in 1970, died Saturday night in Louisiana after a bout with coronavirus, according to reports. He was 73.

Dempsey contracted the virus in March while a resident of the Lambeth House retirement home in New Orleans, where at least 15 patients have died after being stricken with the virus, NOLA.com reported.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tom-dempsey-legendary-nfl-kicker-dead-after-coronavirus-bout-at-age-73

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/05/coronavirus-latest-news/#link-5NAZO4ZORZAZLLOSSDCD4NGEWY

 


Army_Vet60
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:37 AM
Joined: 6/21/2019
Posts: 682


It's a sad day in my home town of Philly.

He played for the Eagles and he was a favorite with fans because he kicked that record setting field goal despite his disfigured foot.

I guess because the Eagles, and Phillies, had been so bad for so long, we became accustomed to rooting for underdogs like Dempsey.

I'm going to miss that guy.