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.