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Rupert George Pate


Rupert Pate

Goldsboro High School Hall of Fame 1989

Date of Birth: September 6, 1917, in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Date of Death: May 20, 2014, in Greensboro, North Carolina (96 years old)


The TimesNews.com - Published 05/20/14

Rupert Pate passed away at Kindred Hospital located in Greensboro, North


Did you know?

Rupert Pate served in World War II from 1943 to 1945, earning a Battle Star

in the Battle of the Bulge.

After his pro-football career, Rupert Pate was the manager for the Camp

Murphy's Shamrocks baseball team.



1940 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)

1941 New York Americans (AFL III)

1941 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)

1942 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)


Wake Forest University