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Chiefs to retire No. 58 worn by 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Thomas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs will retire the number worn by late Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas during a ceremony Dec. 6.

Thomas' family also will be presented with his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime of the Chiefs' game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium.

It's fitting that the ceremony will take place as the Chiefs face an AFC West rival whose Hall of Fame quarterback Thomas frequently bedeviled. Thomas sacked former Broncos passer John Elway 14 times at Arrowhead Stadium.

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.

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