Tom Dempsey: One kick does wonders

Forty years later, his magical 63-yard FG still opens doors, excites memories

Originally Published: November 4, 2010
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

JEFFERSON, La.-- Consider, for a second, the former athletes who've had one spectacular feat that is forever burned in our memory.

Think Don Larsen, or Buster Douglas, or David Tyree. For us, the moment is simple: It immortalizes those athletes. But for the athletes, it's not so simple.

They often have a strange and uneasy relationship with those moments, for those moments are their legacies, whether they like it or not. At best, they have the satisfaction of accomplishing ...

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