Demaryius Thomas was a winner on and off the field

December 14, 2021
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Demaryius Thomas in 2018.

Demaryius Thomas died Thursday, December 9, at the age of 33 in his home in suburban Atlanta; while the cause of death hasn’t been confirmed, officials in Georgia have stated that it stemmed from a medical issue. As good a player as Thomas was on the field, where he helped the Denver Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50 five years ago, he perhaps made an even bigger impression away from the game.

Lindsay Jones, who covered Thomas and the Broncos for the Denver Post and is currently a senior NFL writer for the sports website The Athletic, referred to Thomas after his passing by one of his nicknames, Uncle DT, saying he was “The guy who was kind, always smiling."