Peyton Manning's green football is part of focus on fumbles

Peyton Manning's green football is part of focus on fumbles

DENVER, May 31 (UPI) --Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas were both carrying green footballs during Broncos practice, part of a focus on ball control.
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Peyton Manning carries green football at practice

Peyton Manning carries green football at practice

DENVER, May 28 (UPI) --Peyton Manning was spotted carrying around a bright green football at practice Wednesday, but refused to explain why.
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NFL: Seattle 43, Denver 8

NFL: Seattle 43, Denver 8

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Malcolm Smith returned an interception for a touchdown to lead a ferocious defensive effort Sunday in Seattle's 43-8 humbling of Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII.
NFL: Denver 26, New England 16

NFL: Denver 26, New England 16

DENVER, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning passed for 400 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, leading the Denver Broncos over New England 26-16 in the AFC championship game.

NFL: Denver 24, San Diego 17

DENVER, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning fired a pair of touchdown passes en route to 230 yards Sunday and Denver held off San Diego 24-17 to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

NFL: Denver 34, Oakland 14

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning set the NFL single-season passing record with 266 yards Sunday and AFC West champion Denver Broncos rolled to a 34-14 win over Oakland.

NFL: Denver 37, Houston 13

HOUSTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning hurled four touchdown passes Sunday, breaking Tom Brady's single-season NFL record in Denver's division-clinching 37-13 rout of Houston.
NFL: New England 34, Denver 31 (OT)

NFL: New England 34, Denver 31 (OT)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2 minutes left in overtime Sunday, capping a wild comeback that lifted New England over Denver 34-31.
NFL: Denver 27, Kansas City 17

NFL: Denver 27, Kansas City 17

DENVER, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning passed for 323 yards with a touchdown Sunday and the Denver Broncos handed AFC West rival Kansas City its first loss of the season, 27-17.

NFL: Denver 28, San Diego 20

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Demaryius Thomas caught three of Peyton Manning's four touchdown passes Sunday and Denver bested San Diego 28-20 under interim Coach Jack Del Rio.

NFL: Denver 45, Washington 21

DENVER, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning shook off a slow start Sunday and threw four touchdown passes -- three in the fourth quarter -- in the Denver Broncos' 45-21 win over Washington.

NFL: Indianapolis 39, Denver 33

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Andrew Luck tossed three touchdown passes Sunday and Indianapolis spoiled the homecoming of ex-Colts quarterback Peyton Manning with a 39-33 win over Denver.

NFL: Denver 52, Philadelphia 20

DENVER, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning extended his hot start to the season Sunday, hurling four touchdown passes in the Denver Broncos' record-setting 52-20 win over Philadelphia.
NFL: Denver 49, Baltimore 27

NFL: Denver 49, Baltimore 27

DENVER, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning equaled the all-time NFL record with seven touchdown passes Thursday, sending Denver to a 49-27 romp over Baltimore that opened the NFL season.

NFL: Denver 27, St. Louis 26

DENVER, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas on a 6-yard touchdown pass Saturday to help the Denver Broncos to a 27-26 pre-season win over St. Louis.
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Demaryius Thomas
Denver Broncos wide receiver Jabar Gaffney (10) jumps on teammate Demaryius Thomas after his 21-yard touchdown pass reception against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 19, 2010 in Denver. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 31-14. UPI/Gary C. Caskey

Demaryius Antwon Thomas (born December 25, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He played college football for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Thomas led the team in receiving in all 3 of his seasons at Tech, 2007, 2008, and 2009. He was selected by the Broncos with the 22nd overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Thomas was born on December 25, 1987 to parents Bobby and Katina Thomas in Montrose, Georgia. He attended West Laurens High School where he played basketball and football as a wide receiver. As a junior in 2004, he recorded 32 receptions for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Thomas was named an all-region and all-Heart of Georgia player. The following season, he recorded 56 receptions for 756 yards and seven touchdowns. After the season, he participated in the North-South All-Star game. Thomas was again selected as an all-region and all-Heart of Georgia, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution named him to its Class AA all-state first team and PrepStar to its All-Region team. Scout.com assessed him as the 22nd-ranked college prospect in the state of Georgia, and Rivals.com rated him the 34th-ranked such prospect. He received scholarship offers from Duke, Georgia, and Georgia Tech.

He chose to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology where he majored in management. Thomas sat out the 2006 season as a redshirt. In 2007, he saw action in all 13 games including 10 starts, and recorded 35 receptions for 558 yards to rank as the leading Georgia Tech receiver by a wide margin. In the 2007 Humanitarian Bowl, he made four receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. The Sporting News named Thomas to its freshman All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) first team and a freshman All-America honorable mention.

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