Broncos TE Julius Thomas once sported awesome basketball afro

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

Admit it, before Thursday night you couldn't pick Broncos tight end Julius Thomas out of a lineup (in related news…). That probably has something to do with the fact that Thomas had appeared in just four games the last two seasons and had registered a whopping one career reception.

Oh, and before his coming out party against the Ravens in the 2013 opener that included four catches for 97 yards and 2 touchdowns before halftime, he was best known for playing basketball at Portland St. with quite possibly the tightest wig we've seen in some time.

Before Thomas had his NFL coming out party on Thursday, he played basketball. (MaxPreps.com)

More proof that Thomas will be a thing going forward:

But before you rush out and add Thomas to your fantasy team, this is probably worth remembering:

You've been warned.

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