A one-time Houston Texans wide receiver, Demaryius Thomas, was tragically found dead.
Late Thursday night, Demaryius Thomas was found dead in his home in Roswell, Georgia. Thomas’ cousin said that she believes that he might have had a seizure while showering. Thomas was best known for his walk-off overtime catch and run against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011.
Thomas was part of Denver’s last two Super Bowl appearances (XLVIII and L, or “50”), earning a ring with the 2015 Broncos squad. Thomas would stay with Denver until midway through the 2018 season when he was traded to Houston for a 2019 fourth-round pick.
In the seven games Thomas spent in Houston, he accumulated 23 catches for 275 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
NFL world mourns the loss of Demaryius Thomas
Tons of teammates and other NFL players took to Twitter to mourn, including Tim Tebow- the quarterback who threw that overtime game-winner to Thomas. Thomas was only 33 years old, and he had just retired earlier this year. His career stats included:
- 665 catches
- 9,055 receiving yards
- 60 receiving touchdowns
- five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons
- three consecutive 1,400+ yard seasons
It’s a sobering reminder that life can end before we ever suspect it. There is a lot more about Thomas’ personal life that can be read in this article posted by ESPN. Thomas had gone through so much in his life, and for it to end like this- it’s incredibly sad.
Rest easy, Demaryius; the NFL world will miss you.