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Pete Burge - Star Athlete

Pearl River Junior College, 1930-1932

Dennis F. “Pete” Burge was born on January 11, 1913 in Poplarville, Mississippi. In 1930, he matriculated at Pearl River Junior College, and became a three-sport star athlete.

Dennis played center and end on the football team; center on the Basketball squad, and ran the 100, 220, and 440 on the track team.

In the Pearl River Satsuma yearbook, Pete was praised as “of the best (basketball) centers in the South”, and “playing (football) with plenty of grit…often outplaying opposing linesmen outweighing him by many pounds”.

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Dennis "Pete"Burge - Biography 2

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