Saints Legend Tom Dempsey Recovers From COVID-19
New Orleans Saints legend Tom Dempsey is best known for his 63-yard game-winning field goal in 1970, propelling the Saints to an improbable 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions.
At the moment, it was the longest field goal in NFL history by 7 yards, was not equaled until 1998, and not surpassed until 2013 when Matt Prater made a 64-yarder for Detroit.
In late 2013, Dempsey revealed he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
At 73, Dempsey is currently a resident at the Lambeth House, a retirement community in Uptown New Orleans for both independent and assisted living.
A number of cases and 13 Louisiana deaths attributed to the COVID-19 virus have been residents of the Lambeth House.
Fortunately, Dempsey has recovered from COVID-19, as have the residents of Lambeth House, according to Christina Watkins of WDSU.
Tom Dempsey was inducted in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 1989 and has remained a lifelong supporter of the team.