On This Day…

Tom Dempsey breaks the NFL longest field goal record by kicking a 63-yarder for the New Orleans Saints to win (19-17) in the final seconds against the Detroit Lions. Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot and no fingers on his right hand. He wore a modified shoe with a flattened and enlarged toe surface.
This record stood until 2013, when Matt Prater kicked a 64-yarder for the Denver Broncos.