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Mitch Frerotte

Mitch Frerotte
No. 59
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: March 30, 1965
Place of birth: Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Date of death: June 11, 2008(2008-06-11) (aged 43)
Place of death: Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Penn State
Debuted in 1987
Last played in 1992
Career history

Career highlights and awards

Career NFL statistics

Paul Mitchael Frerotte (March 30, 1965 – June 11, 2008) was an American professional football player who played as a guard for four seasons in the National Football League, all with the Buffalo Bills.


Frerotte is perhaps best known for scoring three touchdowns during the 1992 NFL season,[1] a record for an offensive lineman.[2]

Frerotte played in three Super Bowls: XXV, XXVI, and XXVII. He attended Kittanning High School and Penn State University. [3]

Personal life

Known as "Pit Bull" by his Bills teammates, Frerotte often wore an elaborate mask of eye black during games.[2] He was a well-known Harley-Davidson enthusiast, who once threatened ESPN's Joe Theismann with bodily harm after he mounted Frerotte's motorcycle without permission.[4]

Frerotte is the cousin of NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte. Mitch died from a massive heart attack at his mother's home on June 11, 2008. The coroner's report attributed his death to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic heart condition which the American Heart Association calls the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes.[5]


External links

  • Mitch Frerotte's career stats,

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