By Frank Schwab | Yahoo Sports
Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey, who authored one of the most famous moments in NFL history, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Dempsey’s daughter, Ashley, told the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Ramon Antonio Vargas that her 73-year-old father tested positive. He caught it during an outbreak in the Lambeth House senior living center in New Orleans, Vargas reported.
Dempsey’s symptoms are “relatively mild,” his daughter said. Dempsey is also battling battling Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Tom Dempsey made an iconic kick
For decades, Dempsey held the NFL record with a 63-yard field goal.
In 1970, he hit the field goal for the Saints to beat the Detroit Lions on the final play of the game. In the 50 years since that kick, five other kickers have also hit a 63-yard field goal, starting with Denver’s Jason Elam in 1998. In 2013, Broncos kicker Matt Prater hit a 64-yard field goal to finally beat Dempsey’s record. ...
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