Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at age 33, a family member confirmed to KUSA-TV on Thursday evening.
After earning first-team All-ACC honors at Georgia Tech in 2009, Thomas was selected by the Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. He went on to play eight and a half seasons in Denver, catching 665 passes for 9,055 yards and 60 touchdowns in 125 games.
Thomas ranks No. 2 in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns on the Broncos’ all-time list, trailing only Rod Smith (11,389; 68).
He was part of a record-breaking Denver offense in 2013 and though the Broncos lost to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, Thomas hauled in a then-record 14 receptions in that game.
Two years later, the Broncos returned to the Super Bowl and Thomas caught an eight-yard pass in Denver’s 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.
After winning Super Bowl 50 in 2015, Thomas went on to play two and a half more seasons with the Broncos before being traded to the Houston Texans. Thomas later went on to spend time with the New England Patriots and New York Jets before his final season in 2019.
In 10 seasons (143 games), Thomas caught 724 passes for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns. A five-time Pro Bowler and two-time second-team All-Pro, Thomas will undoubtedly be added to the Broncos’ Ring of Fame.