The NFL world paid tribute to former Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas after he was found dead in his home Thursday at the age of 33.
DeMarcus Ware, who played with Thomas from 2014 to 2016, wrote on Twitter he was “heartbroken” and posted a photo of himself with the former NFL player.
“Preliminary information is that his death stems from a medical issue, and our investigators currently have no reason to believe otherwise,” said Officer Tim Lupo, public information officer for the police department in Roswell, Georgia.
Tom Brady also took to Twitter and responded to the heartbreaking news:
The Georgia native had a stellar career at Georgia Tech as he displayed in his junior season where he had 46 catches for 1,154 yards and eight touchdowns. He would enter the 2010 draft pool and be selected by the Broncos with the No. 22 overall pick.
Arguably his biggest highlight of his career came in the 2011 season when he and Tim Tebow connected for a game-winning touchdown pass to upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card playoffs.
Thomas would later play for the Houston Texans and New York Jets. He had 724 catches for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns during his career.