Former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke, officials said. He was 32.
Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital. He said Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mitch Petrus. He was an outstanding competitor, incredible teammate and a true Hog. He will be greatly missed by many. Rest easy Mitch. pic.twitter.com/pMToZaWmc3
— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) July 19, 2019
He was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2010 and had a three-year NFL career, winning a Super Bowl with New York in his second season. He played briefly for the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans the following year.
In addition to Super Bowl XLVI, Petrus appeared in 27 career games.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan contributed to this report.