From this Sunday on, No. 58 player will be history in Kansas City Chiefs as the team will retire the number, which was used to be worn by late Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas on his NFL jersey, during this Sunday’s game against the Denver broncos at Arrowhead Stadium.
The 10th player in Chiefs history to have his number retired died in February 2000, one month after a crash. Completing his 11th NFL season before the death, Thomas had been selected nine times to Pro Bowl and had a franchise-record 126 1/2 career sacks, including an NFL-record seven sacks in one game.
Because of what he had achieved during his NFL career, Thomas was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame about four months ago. Besides announcing the retirement of No. 58 jersey, there will be also representatives of the Hall to make a special presentation to the Thomas family this Sunday.