Who Is Mitch Petrus? Wiki, Bio, Age, Net worth, Wife, Arkansas, NFL, Death, Cause of Death (Heat Wave)
Mitch Petrus Biography
Mitch Petrus was a former American football who played for New York Giants National Football League as an offensive lineman. He died on July 18, 2019 at the age of 32 of apparent heatstroke.
Petrus was a University of Arkansas walk-on but he later earned all-Southeastern Conference honors. In 2010 he was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round. He had a three year career with NFL before living in 2013. He earned a Super Bowl with New York in his second season and playing briefly for the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans the following year.
Mitch Petrus Age
Mitch was 32 years old at the time of his death; He was born on May 11, 1987 in Carlisle, Arkansas, United States.
Mitch Petrus Height
Petrus stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches tall.
Mitch Petrus Net worth
Petrus net worth is unknown, However, during the 2010 season with the New York Giants, he earned a salary of $320,000 and a signing bonus of $191,160. In the 2011 season, he had a salary of $405,000.
Mitch Petrus Education
Petrus attended Carlisle High School, where he played high school football. He later joined t the University of Arkansas graduating with a degree in agricultural economics in 2009.
Mitch Petrus Arkansas
Petrus played football for the University of Arkansas beginning as a walk-on fullback and was moved to offensive guard only before the 2007 season. In 2007 he was named to the All-SEC second team. He redshirted during the 2008 season. He was named All-SEC first team by SEC coaches and second-team by the Associated Press in 2009.
Mitch Petrus NFL
Mitch Petrus New York Giants
During the 2010 NFL Draft, Petrus was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round. He played in 17 regular-season games with three starts. During the 2011 season, he played in all four 2011 postseason games, including the Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots.
On September 2, 2012 he was waived but was re-signed the next year. He was released by the Giants on November 3, 2012.
Mitch Petrus New England Patriots
Petrus was signed by the New England Patriots on November 13, 2012 as they were deprived of the defensive line as Logan Mankins and Dan Connolly were injured. He was released by the Patriots on December 3, 2012.
Mitch Petrus Tennessee Titans
Petrus was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans on December 6, 2012. He only played two games with the Titans in the 2012 season before he was waived on March 12, 2013.
Mitch Petrus Death
Petrus died on July 18, 2019 at a hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is alleged that Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke.
After his death the New York Giants fan page Giants Nation paid their tribute; ‘We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of former Giants player Mitch Petrus who was a part of the 2011 Super Bowl-winning team. We extend our deepest condolences to the Petrus family and his friends. Once a Giant, always a Giant.’
The University of Arkansas football also paid their tribute on Twitter. The tweeted; “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.”
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
Former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke at age 32. Officials say he had been working outside at his Arkansas family business during the heat wave the day he died. https://t.co/siwFBhBgHP
— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion) July 19, 2019
Mitch Petrus Tributes
We are grieving the loss of Mitch Petrus, a close friend of our family, especially my son Alex. He was all SEC guard for @RazorbackFB and played on @Giants 2011 Super Bowl champion team. 💔🙏🏻 https://t.co/6FSjQzJXDh
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 19, 2019
RIP to my teammate @Mitch_Petrus. This guy brought the wood EVERYDAY at practice. No days off w/ him. Fun guy to be around and was a very important part to our success @RazorbackFB. Rest easy big guy 🙏🏾
— Jamaal Anderson (@Jamaal_Anderson) July 19, 2019
Mitch was bigger than life in every possible way. I’ve never known anyone with more contagious energy, positive enthusiasm, or a purer outlook. And that’s still an understatement. Going to miss you, buddy. pic.twitter.com/uCgVpLNZOh
— Jonathan Dismang (@dismang) July 19, 2019
Ours hearts go out to the family of Mitch Petrus. Be sure to seek immediate medical attention if you think you or someone you know may be experiencing heat stroke. https://t.co/gEH07BxYWc pic.twitter.com/T7eXBsrMl1
— American Heart MO (@AHA_Missouri) July 19, 2019
Mitch Petrus Twitter