Chiefs to retire Thomas' number
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs will retire the number of the late Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas during a ceremony Dec. 6.
Thomas' family will also be presented his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime of the Chiefs' game against Denver 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 Hall of Fame on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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