Pete graduated from Toms River North in 1997, where he played defensive back and wide receiver. Pete participated in three (3) North-South games and was a member if the 1997 Mariners that captured the Gr. IV South Jersey State Football Championship. During his time at Toms River North, he caught 95 passes and scored 16 touchdowns. Upon graduation, Pete accepted a scholarship to Northeastern University where he played four (4) years.