Pevey, a native of Pine Grove, La., was a four-year letterwinner for the Tigers, serving as Y.A. Tittle's backup for two years before taking over the starting role as a junior in 1948. Pevey passed for 521 yards and six touchdowns in leading the 1949 Tigers to an 8-3 overall mark and a berth in the Sugar Bowl.
Following his graduation from LSU, Pevey served as the freshman coach at LSU in 1950. He then moved to what was then Southwestern Louisiana, serving as an assistant coach for the Cajuns from 1951-56. After a three-year stint as head football coach at Lafayette High School, Pevey returned to LSU as an assistant coach under Paul Dietzel in 1960.
Pevey remained on the LSU staff until 1979 after serving as an assistant coach for 20 years, 18 of which came under Charles McClendon.
Peevey, who was 77 years of age, graduated from Jackson Central High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from LSU in 1950.