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Social Media Reacts To The Passing Of Demaryius Thomas

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1 month ago at 11:04 pm ET
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Social Media Reacts To The Passing Of Demaryius ThomasBrian Fluharty - USA TODAY Sports

Tragic news hit the NFL community on Thursday night when it was announced that former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had passed away at the age of 33.

According to an ESPN report, local police said that Thomas was found dead in his home with preliminary reports indicating Thomas’ death might have resulted from a medical issue. Family members and former teammates have stated he had been suffering from seizures in recent months.

The Denver Broncos, who drafted Thomas with the 22nd overall pick in 2010 and helped win a Super Bowl title during his nine seasons with the team, released the following statement;

During his time in Denver, Thomas became one of the league’s elite receivers, making the Pro Bowl four times and helping the Broncos win its third Super Bowl championship with quarterback Peyton Manning.

“D.T. was a better person than he was a player, and he was a Hall of Fame player,” said Manning in a statement. “That tells you how good of a person he was. He treated my kids like they were his own. He was there for every teammate’s charity event.”

Following Manning’s retirement in 2015, Thomas would play two more seasons in Denver before a trade to the Houston Texans in October 2018. After a season-ending Achilles injury that season, the Texans released Thomas and the Patriots would sign him to a one-year contract prior to the onset of 2019 training camp.

Although his stint in New England lasted only a few months (he would be released during the final round of roster cuts), Thomas left a positive impact on quite a few current and former members of the team, who shared their reactions and condolences over social media.

Thomas would retire from the NFL in June of this year after one season with the New York Jets (2019) and going unsigned in 2020.

 


Posted Under: Patriots Twitter
Tags: Adrian Phillips Brandon Bolden Brian Hoyer Demaryius Thomas Devin McCourty Ja'Whaun Bentley Jakobi Meyers James White Julian Edelman Kyle Van Noy Patrick Chung Shaq Mason Tom Brady Wes Welker


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