Former Razorback Mitch Petrus, who drafted by the New York Giants in the 2010 NFL Draft, has died.He was only 32-years-old, and, his death was confirmed by KATV. The cause of death is listed as heat stroke.Here’s what you need to know:1. Petrus Was an Offensive Guard for the Razorbacks
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.
A 2014 article by Razorbacks.com called Mitch Petrus “the great walk-on triumph.” “After deciding to walk on with the Razorbacks instead of going to a Division-II school, Mitch Petrus showed he can play at the highest level of college football by becoming a starting offensive guard for the Razorbacks,” the article states. “He moved from fullback to guard his junior season in 2007 and started 12 games.”He was an offensive lineman of the week. “He earned second-team All-SEC honors that season. In 2008, he was a pre-season All-SEC second team selection, but he redshirted. Now, he’s back for his final year of eligibility and starting at guard again,” the team’s site reports.2. Mitch Petrus Graduated From Carlisle High School in Arkansas, Where He Set a State Record for Tackles
Mitch Petrus #67 of the Tennessee Titans sits on the bench during a loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 23, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Petrus was also a standout football player in high school.“During his high school years in Carlisle, Ark., Petrus garnered many accolades including AA Conference Lineman of the Year, all-conference selection and all-state selection,” according to Razorbacks.com. “During his junior season, he set the state record for tackles with 39 as a linebacker. He led the state in tackles his senior season with 306, including 145 solo tackles. Not only was he a big performer on the football field he was also selected to the all-state team in basketball.”3. Petrus Played in a Band Called Sledgehammer
Offensive linemen center Kevin Boothe #77, guard Mitch Petrus #62, tackle David Diehl #66 and tight end Jake Ballard #85 of the New York Giants line up in their stance against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium on December 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Razorbacks.com article described Petrus’s other interests. Among them: He was in a band called Sledgehammer.“He is also an avid guitar player and is in a band called Sledgehammer that includes fullback John Durmon, wide receiver Lucas Miller, safety Matt Harris and other local musicians,” the site reported. “Petrus has been playing guitar since high school, but he wasn’t very serious about until the last year.”“I gave up video games because I was playing them way too much,” Petrus said to Razorbacks.com. “So I decided to pick up my guitar and really learn how to play it.” He told the site his band was “southern rock basically. It’s a combination of Guns N’ Roses and Led Zeppelin with a metal tone to it.” 4. Petrus Played for the Giants & Other TeamsAccording to 5 News, Mitch Petrus 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,” the site reported.He played two seasons for the Giants and then played for the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans. In 2013, the Titans waived him and he returned to Arkansas, 5 News reported.He lived in Lonoke.5. The Cause of Death Was Heat StrokePetrus died at the hospital after being rushed there on Thursday, July 18, 2019.According to Arkansas Online, he died of a heat-related illness. According to Arkansas Online, he had been working all day outside and in his family’s shop and “reported feeling ill…The cause of death was listed as heat stroke.”Temperatures were in the 90s, and there was a heat advisory in the area, the newspaper reported.
Your Must-See Sports Headlines for Today, August 1
Thursday August 01, 2019
Welcome to the roundup of must-see sports news from Wednesday, highlighted by the Astros hitting a home run at the trade deadline by acquiring former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke. […]
The bigotry of one Indian customer has united arch-rivals Zomato and Uber Eats
Thursday August 01, 2019
Food-delivery app Uber Eats is at war with its bigger rival Zomato to dominate India. Yet, an incident of religious discrimination has brought the companies together to affirm a basic […]
The post The bigotry of one Indian customer has united arch-rivals Zomato and Uber Eats appeared first on Club888.
The post Your Must-See Sports Headlines for Today, August 1 appeared first on Club888.
Bengaluru ranks a poor 81 among global education hubs—and that’s India’s best
Thursday August 01, 2019
Indian cities are among the least desirable destinations for international students. Not surprising then, that only four of them figure in a global ranking of the 120 most popular education […]
The post Bengaluru ranks a poor 81 among global education hubs—and that’s India’s best appeared first on Club888.