Pro Football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and his spouse are honoring his former Denver Broncos teammate Demaryius Thomas by organising a scholarship in his title at Georgia Tech.
On Wednesday, the Mannings introduced that via their PeyBack Foundation, they had been establishing the Demaryius A. Thomas Scholarship Endowment.
The basis stated tutorial scholarships to attend the college can be supplied to incoming freshmen from Laurens County, the place Thomas was born and raised, or surrounding areas.
“Demaryius Thomas was an incredibly talented and unselfish teammate, but more importantly, he was a special person and friend,” Peyton Manning stated. “My household and I miss him dearly, and we needed to honor D.T.’s reminiscence by partnering the PeyBack Foundation with Georgia Tech to ascertain the Demaryius A. Thomas Scholarship Endowment.
Georgia Tech athletics additionally introduced that each Aug. 8, they are going to honor the previous participant, and it will be referred to as Demaryius Thomas Day.
Thomas performed at Georgia Tech from 2006-09 earlier than being picked twenty second total by the Broncos within the 2010 Draft.
Retiring in 2019, Thomas completed his NFL profession with 724 receptions for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns.
According to the Associated Press, Thomas died from an obvious seizure at his house close to Atlanta.
He was 33.