Growing up, my favorite NFL kicker was Tom Dempsey. Dempsey had the record for the longest field goal when he hit a 63 yard field goal back in the day. The cool thing was Dempsey had a disability. He was missing half of his foot.
Well the former Buffalo Bills kicker is in hospice care after being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Dempsey, who once held the NFL record for booting a field goal 63 yards when he played with the Saints, began receiving hospice care Wednesday after contracting the virus last month during an outbreak at a senior living center where he lives in New Orleans, according to his daughter.
Dempsey, 73, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26.
He then started medication at the Lambeth House senior living center that cut his fever by early Tuesday, but the 11-year NFL vet’s oxygen levels started to drop by Wednesday morning, along with a diminished appetite.
Please keep Tom in your prayers as he fights for his life. He will always be one of my favorite players in the NFL. Pray for Tom Dempsey.
Follow Us on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
NFL Draft Diamonds
- ICYMI:Fantasy Doctors: Kenny Golladay Injury Update, Will he play on Thanksgiving? nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/11/kenny-… #NFL… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
about 30 mins ago
- ICYMI:Fantasy Doctors: D’Andre Swift Injury Update, Will he play on Thanksgiving? nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/11/dandre… #NFL… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
about 34 mins ago
- ICYMI:2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Toby Sanderson, C, Central Arkansas nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/08/toby-s… #NFL… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
about 43 mins ago
- ICYMI:2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: DeAngelo McMillian, DE, Shaw University nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/06/deange… #NFL… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
about 44 mins ago
- Did You See This:NFL Transactions for November 24, 2020, Daily Workouts, Signings, and Roster Cuts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
about 1 hour ago