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Ex-Giants Offensive Lineman Dead of Heat Stroke at 32

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How to Identify Heat Stroke
With summer here, it's important to know the dangers of high temperatures. Heat stroke can be dangerous. Here are some ways you can identify heat stroke and what you should do when you see some of its symptoms. (Published Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 ) With summer here, it's important to know the dangers of high temperatures. Heat stroke can be... See More

With summer here, it's important to know the dangers of high temperatures. Heat stroke can be dangerous. Here are some ways you can identify heat stroke and what you should do when you see some of its symptoms.

(Published Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018)

What to Know

  • Officials say former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke. He was 32

  • Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital

  • Hobbs says Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke

Officials say former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke. He was 32.

Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital. He says Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke.

Petrus was a University of Arkansas walk-on who played alongside Razorback greats Darren McFadden and Felix Jones and later earned all-Southeastern Conference honors. He was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2010 and had a three-year NFL career, winning a Super Bowl with New York in his second season and playing briefly for the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans the following year.

Like much of the U.S., Arkansas is in the grips of an intense heat wave.

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