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Who are Demaryius Thomas' parents after former Broncos star dies aged 33?

Joshua Rogers December 10, 2021
Who are Demaryius Thomas' parents after former Broncos star dies aged 33?
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Demaryius Thomas’ parents revealed after the former Broncos wide receiver was tragically found dead at his home in Georgia on Thursday.

On 9 December, it was reported that former Denver Broncos player and Super Bowl winner Demaryius Thomas had died aged 33.

Thomas was found dead at his home in Georgia on Thursday. Investigators stated “preliminary information” was that he died “from a medical issue”.

Officer Tim Lupo said: “Preliminary information is that his death stems from a medical issue, and our investigators currently have no reason to believe otherwise.”

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Broncos and former teammates pay tribute to Thomas

The former wide receiver had only announced his retirement from the NFL in June 2021. During his career, which he mainly spent with the Broncos, Thomas scored 63 touchdowns and was selected to four Pro Bowls.

The Broncos released a statement following the tragic news: “DT was beloved by our entire organisation, his teammates, coaches, and our fans. We are devastated and completely heartbroken by the sudden, tragic passing.”

Many former players also expressed their shock after hearing the news. DeMarcus Ware, one of Thomas’ Super Bowl-winning teammates, posted a picture of the two together with the caption: “Heartbroken.”

Who are Demaryius Thomas’ parents?

Demaryius Thomas’ parents are Bobby and Katina Thomas. Bobby Thomas is a former football star and was born in Montrose, Georgia, on Christmas Day 1987.

Demaryius Thomas had a turbulent childhood. As reported by ESPN, Thomas’ mother and grandmother were given a “20-year drug sentence” when he was younger. His mother reportedly moved into a prison in Tallahassee, Florida, to share a cell with her mother, who had been sentenced to life without parole.

Demaryius moved in with five different relatives over the next three years and reportedly refused to see his mother for many years.

On 13 July 2015, President Barack Obama granted Demaryius Thomas’s mother clemency and released her from federal prison, 15 years into a 20-year drug sentence. In January 2016, she took a trip to a playoff game in Denver to watch her son play football for the first time.

ESPN reports Katina met Demaryius’ father, Bobby Thomas, at Atlanta airport on the Saturday before the playoff game and, although the couple were estranged, treated each other with respect.

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What was Demaryius Thomas’ net worth?

At the time of his passing, Demaryius Thomas’ net worth was about $9.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

He signed a five-year $12.155 million contract at the start of his rookie season, before signing a five-year, $70 million contract with the Broncos in 2015. In April 2019, Thomas signed a one-year $6 million deal with the New England Patriots.

We send our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Demaryius Williams.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.