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Former Duke Letterman, Coach Jerry McGee Passes Away

DURHAM, N.C. – Former Duke football letterman and assistant coach Jerry McGee passed away Sunday at the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, N.C. He was 80 years old.

Born December 1, 1938 in Washington, D.C., and raised in Elizabeth City, N.C., McGee lettered three seasons on the gridiron at Duke from 1958-60 and was a member of the Blue Devils' squad that defeated Arkansas, 7-6, in the Cotton Bowl on January 1, 1961. Following his graduation from Duke in 1961, he entered prep coaching and led Edenton Holmes High School to a pair of North Carolina state championships in 1964 and 1965.