Tom Dempsey kicked a 63-yard field goal in 1970, and his NFL record stood until 2013 when Matt Prater bettered it by a yard. It was time, since five other kickers had matched the feat in the interim.
Dempsey was first best known to football fans because he was born without fingers on his right hand and toes on his right foot. He also kicked in the old-school style of the likes of George Blanda — face on with a squared off toe. Dempsey died recently, at age 73, because of complications from the coronavirus.