Petrus (#62) at the Giants 2010 training camp
|No. 62, 67|
|Date of birth:May 11, 1987|
|Place of birth: Carlisle, Arkansas|
|Date of death: July 18, 2019(aged 32)|
|Place of death: Lonoke, Arkansas|
|NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*New York Giants ( 2010− 2012)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Super Bowl champion (XLVI)|
An unrated tight end prospect, Petrus walked on as a fullback at the University of Arkansas but was moved to offensive guard for the 2007 season. He blocked for rushing tandem Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, both of whom eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark, and was named to the All-SEC second team. He redshirted during the 2008 season. Following the 2009 season, he was named All-SEC first team by SEC coaches and second team by the Associated Press.
He graduated with a degree in agricultural economics.
New York Giants
He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was the seventh guard to be selected that year.  He played in 17 regular-season games with three starts. In the 2011 season, the Giants finished with a 9–7 record and made the playoffs. He appeared in all four 2011 postseason games, including the Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots.
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 next day.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots signed Petrus on November 13, 2012 to help with a depleted offensive line that included injuries to Logan Mankins and Dan Connolly. He was released by the Patriots on December 3, 2012.
After his stint with the Titans, Petrus did not sign with another NFL team.
Petrus played bass guitar in a band called Vikings of the North Atlantic.
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