There has been plenty of attention on Tim Tebow, but I think sometimes people forget that he wasn’t the first person the Broncos selected in the first round of the draft.
We got a very talented wide receiver in Demaryius Thomas, and the Denver Post did a nice fan oriented Q&A session with “Bay-Bay.”
In the piece, fans got Thomas to talk about what it’s been like since arriving in Denver, what he hopes to accomplish in the future, and how some family turmoil was dealt with using athletics.
Three questions: 1. How did you overcome obstacles such as growing up with both your mother and grandmother in prison? 2. Do you have, or will you have, a great work ethic like Jerry Rice did? 3. What do you think of the high altitude in the Mile High city?
DT: 1. Like I’ve said, at first it was real tough. Once they were gone, I tried to get around the right crowd and the right group of people. I told myself, “If you work hard, you can make it some day, you can be somebody.” I had a lot of help from my coach at West Laurens (Ga.) High. His name was John Kenny.
2. Yes, I will. I am trying to work out hard. I just want to be the best at my position. I like working out because I know that will get me where I need to be.
3. It whooped me when I was (in Denver) for that first time. But I hadn’t done a lot of working out because of my (foot) injury, so that was part of it. I’m going to be fine with the altitude.
Make sure to read more of the Q&A’s to get to know Thomas better. We’ll be seeing a lot of him on the field next year.