The Chiefs will retire the number of the late Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas during a ceremony on December 6th as the team takes on the Denver Broncos. Thomas’ family will also be presented his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime of the Denver game at Arrowhead Stadium.
It’s fitting that the ceremony will take place as Kansas City faces an AFC West rival whose Hall of Fame quarterback Thomas frequently bedeviled. Thomas sacked Broncos passer John Elway 14 times at Arrowhead.
Thomas wore No. 58 during his 11 seasons with the Chiefs. He died in February 2000 of injuries from a car accident.
He’ll be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on August 8th.