The NFL world is in shock about the reported death of former wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Thomas’ death was reported by Fox 5’s Miles Garrett in Atlanta, who tweeted that he emailed Thomas’ high school position coach Jeff Clayton, who confirmed the news.
A 10-year pro, Thomas spent the majority of his career with the Denver Broncos, winning Super Bowl 50 in 2016. A five-time Pro Bowler and a two-time All-Pro, Thomas retired this past summer after last playing for the New York Jets in 2019.
Thomas’ death has come as a shock to many. Details are scarce and many are in mourning about the news.
I just emailed Demaryius Thomas position coach while he was at West Laurens High School – Jeff Clayton.
He tells me that the rumors are true. The former Georgia Tech and Broncos receiver has passed away at the age of 33. pic.twitter.com/WnmVfm1ln2
— Miles Garrett (@MilesGarrettTV) December 10, 2021
Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in Denver were legit one of my earliest football memories. Emmanuel Sanders isn’t even out of the league yet and Demaryius Thomas isn’t even be with us? This is just not right.
— Payton (@paytonisnotroll) December 10, 2021
Gutted to hear the news about Demaryius Thomas. Not only a great football player, but universally beloved my teammates, coaches and fans. May his beautiful soul rest in paradise.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) December 10, 2021
Demaryius Thomas played his final NFL season with the #Jets in 2019.
He joined the team in early September. By November he was named a captain by his teammates.
That’s just the man he was. Respected and loved by everyone. ❤️
— The Jet Press (@TheJetPress) December 10, 2021
I met Demaryius Thomas on a handful of occasions (The Potter’s House Church in Aurora). He was kind. He was soft spoken. He was gracious.
This news is devastating and I am not sure how exactly to feel. I can only pray for his family, his friends and his loved ones. Jesus. pic.twitter.com/T0ynfxzVDN
— SwipaCam (@SwipaCam) December 10, 2021
It was the smile with Demaryius Thomas for me. Always had that 10,000-kilowatt grin that would light up every room. Even when things were bad, the smile was there.
— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) December 10, 2021
Star on and off the field
Rest easy Demaryius Thomas pic.twitter.com/1BVkGbM7yn
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) December 10, 2021