Former Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus is dead at 32 after suffering an apparent heat stroke in Arkansas.
Ex-Giants OL Mitch Petrus has passed away at the age of 32 after suffering a heat-related illness.— Giants Daily (@NYGDaily) July 19, 2019
Petrus was a 2010 fifth-round draft of the Giants and was apart of the Super Bowl XLVI team. RIP. 😞
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
Petrus had been working outside his family’s shop in Lonoke County which led to the heat stroke, according to the Pulaski County coroner.
Petrus played three NFL seasons, two with the Giants and a third split between New York, the Patriots and Titans, getting into 27 games with four starts. He played a season-high 55 snaps in the Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI win over the Patriots in 2012.