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Peyton Manning Honors Demaryius Thomas With Another Classy Tribute

Isaiah De Los Santos
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is honoring Demaryius Thomas with another classy tribute.
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is honoring Demaryius Thomas with another classy tribute. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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The NFL world is still reeling after the sudden of loss of Denver Broncos great Demaryius Thomas this past December. Former teammate Peyton Manning's grief has spurred him into action, creating a scholarship in Thomas' name at Georgia Tech (Thomas' alma mater).

Now Manning has announced another classy tribute to honor his late friend.

Peyton Manning Demaryius Thomas Scholarship

Manning is establishing the "18 to 88" scholarship grant to help out one local high school athlete who has overcome some kind of adversity. It will be a $10,000 award and include high school coaches nominating kids they think are deserving.

"I'm incredibly proud, along with our PeyBack Foundation to partner with the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame to create the '18 to 88' scholarship grant to honor the life and legacy of my friend Demaryius Thomas."

Peyton Manning

Manning touted Thomas for overcoming various forms of adversity during his life to eventually become a star in the NFL. The Hall-of-Fame QB hopes this grant will help out another young person going through their share of struggles and put them in a position to succeed.

It's incredibly moving to see this pair's strong connection live on through a great cause.

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