The Super Bowl is this Sunday and to help y’all get revved up for the big game, this week we at Southern Hospitality will feature interesting facts related to the great game of football.
On November 8, 1970 New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey set the NFL record by boosting a 63 yard game-winning field goal to defeat the Detroit Lions. But here’s the kicker, he performed this great feat with only HALF a foot. That’s right! He was born with half a right foot, but was able to play pro-football for 11 seasons. His remarkable accomplishment established a record that would stand for 43 years -although there were 3 players who would tie the record during that time. The record was recently overcome by Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater with a 64 yard kick against the Tennessee Titans on December 8, 2013 (with a WHOLE foot...jus sayin lol).
Putting you best FEET forward,