Former South Carolina QB Phil Petty has died at age 43

Phil Petty was the MVP of the 2002 Outback Bowl after South Carolina defeated Ohio State for the second straight season. (Scott Halleran/Getty Pictures

Former South Carolina QB Phil Petty has died. He was 43.

Petty performed for South Carolina from 1998-2001 and performed in 24 video games during the last two seasons with the Gamecocks. South Carolina went a mixed 17-7 in 2000 and 2001, capping each seasons with Outback Bowl victories over Ohio State.

Petty’s explanation for demise was not instantly identified, based on The State.

Petty performed in six video games in 1999 as South Carolina went 0-11 in Lou Holtz’s first season with the Gamecocks. South Carolina then gained eight video games in 2000, after successful a mixed six video games within the earlier three seasons.

Petty threw for two,285 yards and eight touchdowns in 2000 as South Carolina rode a robust protection to a robust season. The Gamecocks beat Ohio State 24-7 within the Outback Bowl to finish the season.

USC returned to the Outback Bowl later within the season and defeated the Buckeyes 31-28. Petty was named MVP of the Outback Bowl after South Carolina jumped out to a 28-3 lead earlier than Ohio State scored three touchdowns within the fourth quarter to tie the sport on a South Carolina area aim. Petty threw for 1,926 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2001.

Petty most just lately coached highschool soccer in South Carolina and in addition had faculty teaching expertise. He spent 5 years as an assistant coach at East Carolina within the 2000s beneath Skip Holtz. Skip Holtz was an assistant on his father’s employees at South Carolina.

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