Denver Broncos honor the late Demaryius Thomas by starting game with 10 players on field on Sunday in game vs. the Lions.
The Denver Broncos honored former wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on Sunday by lining up with 10 players for their first offensive snap against the Detroit Lions. Detroit declined the penalty on Sunday before the Broncos once again lined up for 1st-and-10.
Thomas was found dead in his home by Roswell, Ga. police on Thursday evening (9 December 2021) at the age of 33. His family told the Associated Press they believe his death was caused by a seizure, something he had suffered from “for over a year.”
The Broncos said in a statement Friday: “We are devastated and completely heartbroken by the sudden, tragic passing of Demaryius Thomas. D.T. was beloved by our entire organization, his teammates and coaches, and our fans. Recently retiring as a Bronco, we were very much looking forward to celebrating Demaryius for years to come as one of the greatest players in franchise history.”
Thomas played 10 NFL seasons from 2010 to ’19, the first nine of which he spent with the Broncos. He tallied 575 receptions in six seasons from 2012 to ’16, adding 51 touchdowns. Thomas won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos in Feb. 2016, and his game-winning catch in the 2012 Wild Card is among the greatest plays in Broncos history.
‘He was with us’: Broncos honor Thomas in win
The Broncos paid tribute to late receiver Demaryius Thomas on Sunday by lining up with 10 players in the formation on their first play from scrimmage.