We've got some heartbreaking news to report for the New York Giants and Arkansas Razorbacks faithful this morning regarding a former Super Bowl champ.
Mitch Petrus, an ex-offensive lineman who won the SB with New York back in 2012, has passed away at just 32 years of age.
Per local reports in Arkansas, Petrus died after suffering a heat stroke on Thursday. He had been working outside at his family's shop all day before informing family members he was not feeling well.
Absolutely devastated to wake up to the news this morning about @Mitch_Petrus. Mitch is HANDS DOWN, one of the nicest dudes I’ve ever known and ALWAYS knew how to put a smile on my face. I’m still in shock that he’s gone pic.twitter.com/ly3PA6G2g4— Ben Creighton ???⚾️ (@Ben_CreightonTV) July 19, 2019
According to hospital officials, Petrus passed away at 10:45 p.m. In addition to playing for the Giants, he also suited up for the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans in a brief, but eventful, NFL tenure.
Confirmation coming from @KATVNews sports team member @DavidBazzel that former Razorback and NFL player Mitch Petrus has died. We are following this breaking story and will have more details coming up on @KATVNews. pic.twitter.com/7pD4gL4IPp— Alyson Courtney (@KATVAlyson) July 19, 2019
Petrus was no question a stud offensive lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks, leading to the G-Men taking him in the 2010 NFL Draft. In three NFL seasons, he appeared in 27 games and made four starts. Three of those starts came with the Giants.