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Mitch Petrus Biography – Mitch Petrus Wiki
Mitch Petrus was an American football guard. He was a former University of Arkansas Razorbacks football player.
According to Mitch Petrus’ wikipedia page, he attended Carlisle High School, where he played high school football. An unrated tight end prospect out of high school, Petrus began at the University of Arkansas as a walk-on fullback, and was moved to offensive guard only before the 2007 season.
He was an offensive guard for the Razorbacks and played 49 games with 25 starts during his career at the university. He earned All-SEC first-team honors from league coaches and second-team honors by the AP in his senior year, and earned second-team honors from league coaches during the 2007 season.
Petrus earned a degree from the UA in December 2009 in agricultural economics, but he was drafted by the New York Giants during the 2010 NFL Draft. He was picked 16th in the fifth round of the draft. He was on the team that beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
Petrus played two full seasons for the Giants before moving to the New England Patriots, then to the Tennessee Titans in 2012. He was waived by the Titans in 2013. After his stint with the Titans, Petrus did not sign with another NFL team. He returned to Arkansas, where he lived in Lonoke.
Mitch Petrus Age
He was born on May 11, 1987 in Carlisle, Arkansas, United States. He died on July 18, 2019. He was 32 years old.
Mitch Petrus Death
Petrus died on July 18, 2019 after suffering a heat-related illness. He was working outside at this family’s shop when he began to feel ill. He came inside and was sent to the hospital. He died at Baptist Medical Center in North Little Rock.
A heat advisory was in effect for a large swath of Arkansas on Thursday, July 18, 2019, including Lonoke County, where temperatures reached the low-to-mid 90s and the heat index made it feel hotter than 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The University of Arkansas football program tweeted its condolences. “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
Mitch Petrus Cause of Death
Mitch Petrus’ cause of death was a heat stroke.
Mitch Petrus Salary – Mitch Petrus Net Worth
For the 2010 season, he had a salary of $320,000 and a signing bonus of $191,160 with the New York Giants. For the 2011 season, he had a salary of $405,000. For the 2 seasons with the New York Giants, his total earnings amounted to $916,160.
Mitch Petrus Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m).
Mitch Petrus Weight
He weighed 315 lb (143 kg).
Mitch Petrus Wife – Mitch Petrus Children
This information about his wife and children is being updated.