Born and brought up at Georgia, Thomas was a Christmas present for his mother, Katina Smith and father Bobby Thomas. The Christmas eve on Thomas’s, home way back at Montrose, Georgia, in 1987 was celebrated in a huge way because of the birth of their son Demaryius Thomas. His father Bobby spent time in the army after high school. The story of his parents started in 1985 when they were both teenagers who fell in love with each other. In fact, mother Katina was just 15 years old when she gave birth to Demaryius.
However, it was difficult for Bobby to be around. He was enlisted in the Army directly after high school and was stationed at Fort Rucker in Alabama when he found out he was going to be a father soon. Over the next few years, Bobby lived on bases in Alabama and Virginia and was deployed to both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Although the pair maintained shared custody of their son before the mother Katina was arrested. The childhood of Demaryius was happy and cheerful when one day police raided their house and arrested her mother and grandmother for trafficking narcotics. This all happened when Demaryius was at a tender age of 11. Watching her mother and grandmother arrested and then sentenced to 20 years in prison was like a shock to Demaryius leaving him unhinged.
He was left all alone at that time with her two little sisters, Tyeshia Smith and Tonicity Smith. Being eldest, Demaryius has the sudden daunting charge of taking care of two of them as well so he starts looking for jobs and soon finds one which was writing in “The Players Tribune”. At those crucial days, his aunt and uncle James & Shirley Brown raised helping hands and took care of the children. So officially it can be said that the shy and introvert Demaryius and the two sisters were brought and raised up by them after his mother was sent to prison.
Father Bobby admits proudly that his plucky son dealt with all the sufferings bravely and handled everything very well. Though have gone through a lot the emotional side of Demaryius Thomas never comes out in front of anyone. But, more importantly, home with the Thomas family was stable. One can easily understand the kind of person he is when he explained his childhood, saying:
I really didn’t put myself around the wrong crowds. The only way you get in trouble around here is if you’re dealing with drugs because there’s not much here in the country you can do besides drugs. You don’t see kids with firearms or anything like that, just mostly drugs. There were a lot of people around here you could hang with that did drugs, so you had to pick the right crew.
Later, on July 13, 2015, President Obama commuted the sentence of his mother, Katina Smith. She was released at midnight on November 11–12, 2015 and saw her son play football for the first time on January 17, 2016. On August 2, 2016, President Obama commuted the sentence of his grandmother, Minnie Pearl Thomas, too. Demaryius Thomas personally met Obama to thank him for everything he did for his mother and grandmother.
Education: Thomas, being in Georgia attended West Laurens High School. Ever since his high school time he was inclined towards playing football and played as a wide receiver. However, at school, he was a three-sports star in basketball, football and track. His uncle and aunt never came as a hindrance in his dreams of playing football; rather encourage him always to follow his passion.
They were there for every high school football game and throughout his career at Georgia Tech, where he used to play college football. After being a high-school graduate, he chooses to get at the Georgia Institute of Technology to get majored in management. After spending three seasons with the Georgia Institute of Technology football team, he was selected by the Broncos in its first round (22nd overall) pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Demaryius Thomas was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2012 when Wes Welker had an injury which led to his withdrawal from Pro Bowl.
Demaryius Thomas Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $26 Million US Dollars
His net worth is $26 million US dollars as of 2017. Thomas, the professional National Football League player of Denver Broncos American football team started his career in 2012. A huge contract of around $70 million USD, was signed by Thomas with Denver Broncos from 2012-2016. As per Forbes, the pact included an $11 million signing, $6.5 million roster bonus and $43.5 million guaranteed.
The $14 million average ranks in the top five among NFL wide receivers. The 2015 season was the fourth straight for Thomas with at least 1,300 receiving yards as he helped lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl title. No doubt all Montrose citizens would be so proud of him along with his uncle and aunt who supported him always to follow his dreams.
Demaryius Thomas Assets
Thomas being a private person doesn’t like to disclose to media much about his personal belongings too much. He owns Audi8 and really likes it for its high performance. He has been spotted many times driving his Audi8 with utmost pleasure. It seems like it’s his favorite wheels to get the ride on.
Enduring his life in hardships, this tall and handsome wide receiver likes to live simply in his house situated at Aurora, Colorado, USA. And now, since his mother and grandmother have been commuted, they all live happily together at Colorado. It not only gave Thomas a moral support having his mother along with him but has also developed a sense of responsibility towards Katina, his mother.
Demaryius Thomas Business Model
Lately, Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas gets hyped up for the biggest game of his career. He signed an agreement to invest in headphones manufacturer Muzik just a few days prior to playing in Super Bowl 50 versus the Carolina Panthers. Muzik launched a new set of headphones in May 2016 which Thomas endorsed too.
“Music has always played a major role in my life and staying connected with my family, friends and fans from around the world is what gives me the strength and confidence to be the best I can be,” said Thomas. “What Jason Hardi and the Muzik team have created is game-changing and completely amplifies that experience for me. I’m thrilled to be an investor in the company and honored to part of the Muzik family’ speak Thomas.
Along with this, Thomas also did first investment in hardware too and announces a similar arrangement with twitter. As per Muzik owners, they are very fortunate to have Thomas being involved with them.
Career highlights: The following are the achievements and honors of Thomas during his career growth till date-
• Super Bowl champion
• 5 times pro bowl (2012-2016)
• 2 times second team all-pro (2013 and 2014)
• AFC receiving touchdowns leader (2013)
• First team All-ACC (2009)
• ACC champion (2009)
Thomas is an Evangelical Christian. His frequent posts about his faith on his Twitter account are not hidden by anyone. He even had a tattoo of a portrait of Jesus with the phrase “Jesus Saves” under the portrait on his left arm.
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas joined two of the greats with his touchdown reception against the Atlanta Falcons.He is now one of only three Broncos with 50 or more receiving touchdowns for the team in their career.
Being a very private man when it comes to relationships, he never discloses to media whether he has some love affair in his life or not. He is not a married man of course. Enduring all the hardships in his life since childhood, Thomas has gone through a lot but proves himself in every phase of life. He always stood hard and firm, taking care of his sisters and not letting her uncle and aunt down by becoming a famous player in his ground. Now when he also has his mother beside after a wait of 17 long years, let’s see what this 6.3 feet tall American football player has in store for us in future.