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Peyton Manning endows scholarship honoring Demaryius Thomas 


Thanks to Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, the memory and legacy of Georgia Tech star Demaryius Thomas will live on in a scholarship endowed by the charitable organization founded by Manning. 

The NFL all-star has created a scholarship fund at Georgia Tech to honor his friend and former teammate. Manning and Thomas played for the Denver Broncos from 2012 to 2015. On Dec. 9, just months after he retired from the NFL, Thomas was found dead at his home in Roswell at the age of 33.

“Demaryius Thomas was an incredibly talented and unselfish teammate, but more importantly, he was a special person and friend,” Manning said in a statement. “My family and I miss him dearly, and we wanted to honor D.T.’s memory by partnering the PeyBack Foundation with Georgia Tech to establish the Demaryius A. Thomas Scholarship Endowment

During his collegiate career, Thomas earned All-American status at Georgia Tech and then made four Pro Bowls in 10 NFL seasons. 


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