For many, Demaryius Thomas will be remembered for his accomplishments on the field as a five-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion receiver.
The 33-year-old was found dead in his suburban Atlanta home Thursday night. He will be remembered mostly for his eight-plus seasons with the Broncos.
Thomas last played in the NFL in 2019, appearing in 11 games with 10 starts for the New York Jets. He officially announced his retirement this past June.
Following the news of his tragic death on Thursday, many around the football world made sure to highlight his work off the field and how it made him a beloved individual and player. His contributions to the community went beyond the playing field, the team said, noting his work with the Broncos Boys and Girls Club, hospital visits, his annual football camp and “many other genuine interactions.”
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) December 10, 2021
Im so sad to wake up this morning to hear about the passing of my friend Demariyus Thomas. We were all blessed with his humility and positive spirit, and we will all miss him. This photo is from the Hall of Fame this past August, a source of light as always. RIP pic.twitter.com/o3hvQN0cRz
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 10, 2021
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) December 10, 2021
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) December 10, 2021
Love forever bro pic.twitter.com/eUQDBR8WP5
— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh) December 10, 2021
Life is so short… prayers up
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) December 10, 2021
Fly High DT #88
— Jarvis Juice Landry (@God_Son80) December 10, 2021
— Brandon McManus (@thekidmcmanus) December 10, 2021
I’m heartbroken. I love you DT pic.twitter.com/836xRELmE8
— Owen Daniels (@owendaniels) December 10, 2021
–With files from the Associated Press.