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Former NFL Player Dead From Heat Stroke At 32

A general view of MetLife Stadium during a Giants game.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14: A general view during a game between the New York Giants and the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

A former major college football player has tragically passed away from an apparent heat stroke at the age of 32.

Mitch Petrus, a standout at Arkansas who went on to play for the New York Giants, has reportedly passed away.

The former walk-on offensive lineman reportedly passed away Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital. Petrus had reportedly been working outside all day. His cause of death is listed as a heat stroke.

Arkansas announced the tragic news on Twitter.

"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," Arkansas announced.

Petrus was a walk-on lineman who became an All-SEC player.

He was a fifth round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and had a three-year NFL career, playing for the Giants, Patriots and Titans.

Rest in peace, Mitch.