Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) and San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) battle for a pass during the third quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

Demaryius Thomas Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week


For the third time this season, a Denver Bronco has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

After Peyton Manning’s week one and week three honors, Demaryius Thomas was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for his seven reception, 108-yard, and three touchdown performance in the Broncos’ week 10 win against the Chargers. This is the first time that Thomas has won the award.

It was almost 10 years that the last time a Bronco hauled in three touchdown receptions in one game (Shannon Sharpe did it against San Diego on 11/16/03).

Thomas is tied with Wes Welker and Julius Thomas for the AFC lead in receiving touchdowns (9).

The last Bronco wide receiver to win the award was Brandon Marshall in 2009 after his NFL-record 21-catch day.

The 6’3,” 229-pound receiver out of Georgia is in his fourth year, and was selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl. Thomas owns the third-most receiving yards (2,268) in Broncos history through a player’s first three seasons.

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