The NFL world mourned the passing of former wide receiver Demaryius Thomas following a shocking announcement at the end of 2021.
Thomas, a Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowler with the Denver Broncos, tragically passed away on December 9 of that year, with the cause of death believed to be a seizure caused by injuries he suffered in a car crash two years before.
The former WR is back in the news this week, with the Broncos having announced on Wednesday that he will be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Thomas is set to be honored posthumously, among other late greats including former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson and Olympic skier Jimmy Heuga. Former Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl will be inducted as well.
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Thomas spent eight seasons with the Broncos, who drafted him as the 22nd overall pick in 2010. Apart from helping the Broncos win a Super Bowl, the erstwhile pass catcher was a two-time Second-Team All-Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler who still owns multiple receiving records in Denver.
The announcement from the Broncos has prompted heartwarming reactions online.
Thomas was traded to the Houston Texans in 2018 and ended his career with the New York Jets in 2019 after getting cut by the New England Patriots.
He passed away at the age of 33, having been found unconscious at his home in Georgia and later pronounced dead. The former NFL star was discovered to have suffered CTE after his brain was donated to Boston University for examination.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.