Thomas John Dempsey
Thomas John Dempsey lived from January 12, 1947, to April 4, 2020. He was born to Huey Dempsey and Laverne Dempsey in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He was born without toes and fingers on his right hand and leg. Thomas John Dempsey was an American professional Football player who was a placekicker in the national football league for the New Orleans Saints, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams, the Houston Oilers, and the Buffalo Bills.
He attended High school at San Dieguito in California, then proceeded to Palomar college. At the Very Rechichar’s NFL, Dempsey broke the record for the longest field goal by seven yards. In 1977, the NFL added a rule, informally known as the “Tom Dempsey Rule, “that “any shoe that a player wears with an artificial limb on his kicking leg must have a kicking surface that conforms to that of a normal kicking shoe.”