Phil Petty, former South Carolina QB, dead at 43

Phil Petty, former South Carolina QB, dead at 43

Former South Carolina quarterback Phil Petty has died after a quick sickness. He was 43. 

Petty starred for the Gamecocks from 1998-2001, rising as a vital part of this system’s turnaround. Throughout Petty’s first two seasons, South Carolina managed only one victory; the Gamecocks then went a mixed 17-7 from 2000-01, capturing a pair of Outback Bowl victories over Ohio State. 

Phil Petty, a former quarterback for South Carolina, has died on the age of 43.Getty Photos

Petty was carried off the sector by his teammates after profitable the Outback Bowl in 2002. Getty Photos

Petty ended his South Carolina profession with 5,656 profession passing yards — the seventh-most in program historical past — and 28 passing touchdowns. 

“Phil Petty typified what a Gamecock actually is,” South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “A local South Carolinian, he was a fighter on the soccer area, an incredible individual off the sector and beloved by all Gamecocks. He was an excellent pal to many and a beautiful dad and husband. My prayers go to his spouse, Morgan, kids, Sage and McCoy, and his many pals.” 

After his enjoying profession, Petty transitioned into teaching. He spent 5 years as an assistant coach at East Carolina below Skip Holtz, whose father, Lou, coached Petty at South Carolina. Most not too long ago, Petty was teaching highschool soccer at Grey Collegiate.

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