Demaryius Thomas, a four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, died Thursday night, according to police. He was 33 years old at the time.
Demaryius Thomas was found dead in his Roswell, Georgia, home.
We are devastated and completely heartbroken.
Demaryius' humility, warmth, kindness and infectious smile will always be remembered by those who knew him and loved him. pic.twitter.com/0GLZIr6UP3
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) December 10, 2021
“Preliminary information indicates that his death was caused by a medical issue, and our investigators have no reason to believe otherwise,” said public information officer Tim Lupo in an early Friday statement.
On Christmas Day, Thomas, who announced his retirement from the NFL in June, would have turned 34.
During his 10-year career, which he spent largely in Denver, Homas caught 63 touchdown passes. He had a total of 724 catches for 9,763 yards.
Thomas was selected No. 22 overall by the Broncos in the 2010 draught out of Georgia Tech. Thomas is the Broncos’ all-time leader in receiving yards and touchdowns, trailing only Rod Smith in both categories.
Thomas won a Super Bowl with the Broncos in 2015 and earned four Pro Bowls in a Broncos uniform.
Thomas was traded to the Houston Texans in 2018 and last played with the New York Jets in 2019, starting 10 of 11 games.
Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (87) celebrates after making a touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium.