Denver Broncos Receiver Demaryius Thomas Named To The 2017 Pro Bowl

The Broncos will be sending six players to the Pro Bowl.

The Denver Broncos received word from the NFL on Monday that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, replacing Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown, who bowed out due to injury. This would have marked Thomas' fourth official Pro Bowl selection but because the NFL also notified the Broncos that Thomas is being credited retroactively with a Pro Bowl appearance in 2015, after he was selected as an alternate but could not play due to his participation in Super Bowl 50, this year's selection actually marks his fifth straight appearance. 

Safety T.J. Ward is also being credited with a Pro Bowl selection for 2015, as a first alternate who was promoted to the roster but could not participate due to the Super Bowl. Thomas is coming off his fifth consecutive 90-catch, 1,000-yard season. 

This special distinction puts Thomas in elite company, joining Ring of Fame safety Steve Atwater (7) and Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe (7) as the only Broncos with five straight Pro Bowl berths. Thomas currently holds the NFL's longest active 1,000-yard season streak (5). 

Thomas will join linebacker Von Miller, cornerbacks Chris Harris, Jr. and Aqib Talib, safety Darian Stewart and fellow receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the 2017 Pro Bowl, which will be held this coming Sunday, January 29, at 6 p.m. MST. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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