Georgia Tech legend Demaryius Thomas dies suddenly at 33
Former Georgia Tech star Demaryius Thomas tragically passed away on Thursday at 33 years old.
According to reports, Thomas’ family believes he suffered a seizure while taking a shower on Thursday. He had been dealing with seizures as a result of a 2019 car accident.
— Arnie Stapleton (@arniestapleton) December 10, 2021
I wanted to be sensitive about how DT passed away is he passed away, as family members and friends had not yet been notified.
But it seems some of that info is out there now, DT passed away due to a seizure. Suspected to be a medical complication from his car wreck in 2019.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) December 10, 2021
Thomas was a first round pick out of Georgia Tech in the 2010 NFL Draft — an almost unbelievable accomplishment for a receiver playing in a triple option offense.
He went on to play in the NFL for a decade, mostly with the Denver Broncos. He compiled five 1,000-yard seasons and scored 63 touchdowns. He was a member of Denver’s Super Bowl 50-winning team as well.
Perhaps Thomas’ most famous moment came in a playoff game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. He caught a pass over the middle from Tim Tebow on the first play of overtime and took it to the end zone.
Never forget when Demaryius Thomas did this to the Steelers in the Playoffs. 🥲
He was so much fun to watch hope he’s in a better place now. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/2pclgkrUHv
— Leb 🦋 (@PlayboiClaxton) December 10, 2021
Thomas was 33 years old.