Mitch Petrus

Mitch Petrus

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Petrus (#62) at the Giants 2010 training camp
No. 62, 67
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-11) May 11, 1987
Place of birth: Carlisle, 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
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 27
Games started: 4
Player stats at

Mitch Petrus (born May 11, 1987) is a former American football guard.

College career

An unrated tight end prospect out of high school,[1] Petrus began at the University of Arkansas as a walk-on fullback, and was moved to offensive guard only before the 2007 season.[2] Petrus blocked for rushing tandem Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, who both eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark in 2007.[3] He was named to the All-SEC second team for his efforts in 2007.[4] Petrus redshirted during the 2008 season.[2] In 2009, Petrus was named All-SEC first team by SEC coaches and second team by the Associated Press. Petrus graduated with a degree in agricultural economics.[2]

Professional career

At the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, Petrus completed 45 reps of 225 pounds (102 kg) on the bench press, which tied defensive linemen Leif Larsen and Mike Kudla for the second most since 2000.[5]

He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and played in 17 regular-season games with three starts. He appeared in all four 2011 postseason games.

Petrus was waived on September 2, 2012 after the Giants were awarded offensive tackle D. J. Jones on waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones failed his physical with the Giants and Petrus was re-signed the very next day.[6]

On November 3, Petrus was released by the Giants after Travis Beckum was activated.[7]

The New England Patriots signed Petrus on November 13 to help with a depleted offensive line that included injuries to Logan Mankins and Dan Connolly. He was released on December 3, 2012.


Petrus is guitarist in a band called "Vikings of the North Atlantic". Mitch currently resides and works in Lonoke, Arkansas.[8]


  1. "Mitch Petrus - Yahoo! Sports". 2005-01-28. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  2. 1 2 3 Higbee, Zach. "Petrus selected in NFL Draft." 24 April 2010. Profile. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  3. "2007 Arkansas Razorbacks Football." Statistics. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  4. "2007 All-SEC Football Team Announced." December 4, 2007. Southeastern Conference. All-SEC football teams. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  5. "Mitch Petrus". Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  6. "Giants Re-Sign Mitch Petrus After D.J. Jones Fails Physical". CBS News New York. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  7. Associated Press (2012-11-03). "Giants activate TE Beckum, cut OL Petrus". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  8. "Giants Guard Mitch Petrus Rocks on the Field and on the Bass". New York Times. December 9, 2011.
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