Former South Carolina Standout Quarterback Phil Petty Dies at 43, Third Former Football Player to Pass Away This Week

Former South Carolina Standout Quarterback Phil Petty Dies at 43, Third Former Football Player to Pass Away This Week


Former South Carolina quarterback Phil Petty has died at 43.

The university announced Petty’s death on Thursday.

No cause of death was given.

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a great Gamecock. pic.twitter.com/c5WsganUkj

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— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) July 21, 2022

So sorry to hear the news of @GamecockFB great Phil Petty passing away

Thoughts & prayers to his family 🙏

— Shane Beamer (@CoachSBeamer) July 21, 2022

According to USA Today, Petty died “Thursday after a brief hospital stay in Columbia.”

“Petty was hired in April as an assistant coach at Gray Collegiate Academy in Columbia. He was previously an assistant at the Hammond school and under former USC assistant Skip Holtz at East Carolina,” USA

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