March 24, 2023

Mitch Petrus Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, NFL Career, Salary, Net Worth, Cause of Death (Heat Stroke)

Mitch Petrus Bio, Wiki

Mitch Petrus was born on May 11th, 1987, and died on July 19th, 2019 aged 32. He is a former NFL player who won the Super Bowl in 2011 with the New York Giants. Besides playing for the Giants, he also played for
The New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans. Petrus’s death was a result of a Heat Stroke after Working Outside at Family Shop. The former NFL player’s death comes as an excessive heatwave has been affecting millions of people in the Midwest and Northeast.

Mitch Petrus Early Career

Petrus attended Carlisle High School, where he played high school football. He began at the University of Arkansas as a walk-on fullback and was moved to offensive guard only before the 2007 season. He distinguished himself early while playing college football for the University of Arkansas, starting off as a walk-on member of the team.

In the later years of his collegiate career, he was awarded all-Southeastern Conference honors, as an offensive guard in 2007, and again in 2009, when he didn’t allow a single sack, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Mitch Petrus NFL

Petrus was drafted to play for the Giants in 2010 as a fifth-round pick, playing with the team until 2012. While with the team, he took part in their victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.

Petrus went on to have short stints with both the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans the following year.

According to ESPN, he appeared in 27 NFL games, Throughout his career.

Mitch Petrus Death & Cause

Mitch Petrus died on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 10:45 p.m. aged 32 after working outside at his family shop in Arkansas. He was reportedly feeling unwell and was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock, authorities say. His official cause of death is listed as heat stroke.

Petrus’s death comes as an excessive heatwave has been affecting millions of people in the Midwest and Northeast, according to the National Weather Service.

Following news of his death, the University of Arkansas’ football team shared a touching tribute on social media.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mitch Petrus. He was an outstanding competitor, an incredible teammate, and a true Hog. He will be greatly missed by many. Rest easy Mitch,” the team wrote.

On Thursday, July 18th, a heat advisory was issued for much of Arkansas, including Lonoke County, where Petrus lived. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, temperatures in the area reached the low-to-mid 90s on Thursday.

Mitch Petrus Salary, Net Worth

He earned a salary of $320,000 and a signing bonus of $191,160 with the New York Giants for the 2010 season. In 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’s Wife and Children

It is not clear whether the NFL player was married at the time of his death. Once the detail about the wife and children comes to light they will be updated, if any.

Mitch Petrus Quick Facts

Position: Guard No. 62, 67
Personal information
Born: She was born on May 11th, 1987 in Carlisle, Arkansas
Died: She died on July 18th, 2019 (aged 32) in Lonoke, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Carlisle (AR)
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
Career history
  • New York Giants (2010−2012)
  • New England Patriots (2012)
  • Tennessee Titans (2012)
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVI)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 27
Games started: 4