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theGarnetWay
South Carolina Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Mar 2010
24022 posts

Phil Petty has Passed Away

Damn. I was born in '90, so Petty was the first QB I can actually remember playing and being old enough to really be engaged and know what's going on.


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One of the most legendary quarterbacks in South Carolina football history, Phil Petty, has died. Petty, 43, was a three-year starter for the Gamecocks under former head coach Lou Holtz.

Petty was a part-time starter in 1999 but took over fully in 2000 when he led the Gamecocks to an 8-4 season, which included a berth in the Outback Bowl. As a senior in 2001, Petty brought his team to another Outback Bowl victory but also saw individual success as well as he was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback.

In his final two seasons with the Gamecocks, including as a team captain in 2001, Petty completed 306-of-547 passes for 4,079 yards with 17 touchdowns. The team was 17-7 over the course of the two years. He oversaw the greatest single-season turnaround in NCAA Division I history as the team went 0-11 in 1999 before going 8-4 in 2000.


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Arksulli
Arkansas Fan
Fayetteville
Member since Aug 2014
23384 posts

Just terrible news. 43 with a young family.


SOSFAN
South Carolina Fan
Blythewood
Member since Jun 2018
8451 posts

Sad to hear. My condolences go out to the family.


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SCgamecock2988
South Carolina Fan
Arsenal Fan
Member since Oct 2015
11750 posts

Rest in peace. Petty was basically the first Gamecock QB I ever saw in person and probably the first one I actually remember... born in 1988 here. Didn't even really get into watching CFB all that much until around 2000/2001 and I fond memories of knowing exactly what I was doing during those Outback Bowl wins.


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