Broncos' Demaryius Thomas motivated by jailed mom, grandma

Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:19 AM ET

NEW YORK - Behind the steel bars of a Tallahassee, Fla., jail, one female inmate has taken some tape and used it design the number ‘88’ on her prison wardrobe in honour of Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas.

Katina Smith may not know much about all the pre-Super Bowl hype concerning this Sunday’s matchup between Thomas and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. And not that she probably cares much one way or the other about the yappy Sherman.

The only concern for Smith, and for Minnie Pearl Thomas, her fellow inmate, is seeing Demaryius enjoy potentially the best day of his young life.

And why wouldn’t they? After all, Demaryius says these two ladies — who just happen to be his mother and grandmother — are inspiring him to be the best he can be for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.


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