- Date of Birth:
- December 25, 1987
- 6' 3"
Demaryius Thomas (born Demaryius Pablito Thomas on December 25, 1987 in Montrose, Georgia) is an American professional football player. Demaryius attended West Laurens High School in Dexter, Georgia, where he was a three-sport star in track, basketball and football. As a wide receiver, he was named an All-Heart of Georgia Player and received offers from Duke, Georgia and Georgia Tech. Demaryius chose to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he majored in management while playing for the school’s team. Demaryius continued to improve during his tenure with Georgia Tech, resulting in the Denver Broncos drafting him in the 2010 NFL Draft. Since joining the team, Demaryius has been a multi-Pro Bowl champion, AFC Champion and, in 2012, the AFC Receiving Touchdowns Leader. Despite his efforts, Demaryius and the Broncos couldn’t secure a win in Super Bowl XLVIII, losing to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8. In 2015, Demaryius signed a 5-year, $70 million contract extension. However, he struggled during the 2015-16 season, dropping passes and catching just a few touchdowns.
Best Known For:
Demaryius Thomas is best known as an American football wide receiver.
Demaryius grew up with his aunt and uncle after his mother was sent to prison for selling crack-cocaine. In January 2016, his mother saw him play for the first time in 17 years, following her release from prison. In 2010, a woman contacted the Denver police, claiming she was drugged and raped at a party Demaryius attended with teammate, Perrish Cox. A DNA test revealed she was pregnant with Cox’s child. The courts acquitted Perrish, but the woman filed a civil suit against him and Demaryius. All charges would be dismissed.