Based on preliminary information, his death stemmed from a medical issue, Officer Tim Lupo of the Roswell Police Department said in an email to CNN.
Thomas won 2 AFC championships and a Super Bowl
Thomas was born in Montrose, Georgia. After a standout collegiate career at Georgia Tech, Thomas was the first wide receiver selected in the 2010 NFL Draft, going No. 22 in the first round to the Broncos.
Thomas spent the majority of his NFL career with Denver, winning two AFC championships and Super Bowl 50. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and is second all-time in Broncos history in receiving yards.
Thomas was traded to the Houston Texans during the 2018 season and later finished his career with the New York Jets. He announced his retirement from the NFL in June.
The two had been arrested together on drug charges when Thomas was only 11 years old, according to the Denver Broncos official website.
“I just found out right when I came in from weights,” Thomas told The Post. “I had no idea. I was surprised. I was excited, too, it came this early. I heard 200-plus people get to have a second chance, and for my grandmother to be one of them, it’s a blessing.”
Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the number of times Thomas was selected for the Pro Bowl. It was four.
CNN’s Jill Martin, Keith Allen and Travis Caldwell contributed to this report.
Former NFL star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas dies at age 33