Tom Dempsey kicks 1 of his 4 field goals against Detroit in 1970

Tom Dempsey kicks a fieldgoal vs Loins 1970.

Tom Dempsey kicks a field goal against Detroit  - 1970

Tom Dempsey kicks one of 4 field goals against the Detroit Lions in the 1970 season game. He would later kick the NFL record 63-yarder on the last play to defeat the Lions 19-17.

This photo was sent to me compliments of “Wild” Bill Cody, #66 in the picture. Cody played linebacker and was one of the original Saints in 1967.

Also pictured are #50 Jake Kupp, #77 Mike Taylor, Joe Scarpati, #21 is the holder and of course, #19 Tom Dempsey is the kicker.

Also in the foreground is Detroit Lion Hall of Famer #71 Alex Karras.


I've been following the Saints since a kid in the 70s watching the likes of Archie Manning and Tommy Myers. We may not have as grandiose a history as some NFL teams, but there are scores of memories the New Orleans Saints have given to their fans and I have done my best to record them here at New Orleans Saints History.

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