Phil Petty was a legend from South Carolina who is no more with us. Prior to his death, he was serving as a football coach for East Carolina University (ECU Pirates). Despite being a retired player, he is one of those greatest players as his total of 17 career victories is considered one of the best totals in the program’s history.
A native of Boiler Springs, Phil was 43 years old at the time of his death so he should have been born in 1979. His father Phil Petty Sr. died when Phil was just 12 years old and his mother Loretta Petty raised him along with his sister. During his college days, he was one of the best QB’s college football. He joined South Carolina University for higher education and joined Gamecocks in 1998 and emerged as the greatest college QB’s in that era. After his retirement from college football, he served as an assistant coach as well.
Phil Petty Career
Petty joined the Gamecocks in 1998 when the team was in bad shape as they recorded 1-21 in the 1998-1999 seasons. The team players were demotivated after 21 losses in a row and then Phil started for the Gamecocks. During those three years, he shattered all the records and registered one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history in 2000. Suddenly he led his team to 8 games won consecutively in 2000 and also recorded nine more in 2001. Gamecocks defeated Ohio State in Outback Bowl where he earned MVP.
Phil recorded a total of 17 career wins when he finished graduation and it was one of the best totals in program history at that time. To this date, he holds the 8th spot in USC’s record book where he passed 5652 yards and 8 touchdowns. Soon after his college career, Tennessee Titans signed him with a free agent contract in the NFL was released prior to his rookie season. After his remarkable college run, he was hired as an assistant coach at Gray Collegiate Academy in June 2022. He even served as a coach for The Hammond School after his graduation and filled the spot of assistant coach at ECU Pirates from 2004.
Phil Petty Biography
|Real Name||Phil Petty|
|Died Date||20 June 2022|
|Birth Place||United States|
|Profession||College Quarterback & Assistant Coach|
|College||University of South Carolina|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 182 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 87 kg – in Pounds – 191 lbs|
|Who is his wife?||Morgan Petty|
Personal Life & Cause of Death
Phil Petty was married to Morgan Petty and the couple is blessed with two children. However, no information can be discovered about his wife. Phil had died early Thursday morning because of a sudden illness at a local hospital. At this time, no cause of death was reported immediately.
Phil Petty Net Worth
It’s no wonder that being a legendary college football player, he would have earned quite decent amount of wealth from his career. Apart from this, he even served and guided young talents in school and college in form of an assistant coach. At this time, no numbers about his net worth are available.