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Derrick Thomas Died Eleven Years Ago Today

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Eleven years ago today, NFL Hall of Famer and Kansas City Chief Derrick Thomas passed away. He had been in a car accident two weeks before on January 23rd.

On the morning of February 8, 2000, Derrick Thomas was being transferred from his hospital bed to a wheelchair for a physical therapy session. He told his mother he wasn't feeling well and not much later, his eyes rolled back into his head. He went into cardiac arrest and died a short time later.

He was 33-years old.

Nine years later, Derrick was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, a truly deserving place for one of the greatest Kansas City Chiefs of all time. Click the play button above for an amazing tribute video put together by C.E. Wendler.

RIP Derrick Thomas.