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Former Giants Super Bowl Champ Mitch Petrus Tragically Passes Away Following Heat Stroke

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 13:  Mitch Petrus #62 of the New York Giants against the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 13, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
New York Giants v Carolina Panthers | Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.