|Born:||March 30, 1965|
|Died:||June 11, 2008 (aged 43)|
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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.
Known as "Pit Bull" by his Bills teammates, Frerotte often wore an elaborate mask of eye black during games. 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.
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.
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- "Mitch Frerotte". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- Tasker, Steve; Pitoniak, Scott (2006). Steve Tasker's Tales from the Buffalo Bills. Sports Publishing. pp. 115–116. ISBN 1-59670-092-0.
- "Coroner: former Buffalo Bills lineman Frerotte died of thick heart muscle". Associated Press. 2008-06-13. Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-06-14.