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William Raymond "Chip" Healy Jr. (August 16, 1947 – October 8, 2019) was a professional American football player, who played linebacker for the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]

Chip Healy
Born:(1947-08-16)August 16, 1947
Atlanta, Georgia
Died:October 8, 2019(2019-10-08) (aged 72)
Nashville, Tennessee
Career information
CollegeVanderbilt University
NFL draft1969 / Round: 3
Career history
As player
1969–1970St. Louis Cardinals

After retiring from football in 1970, Healy moved around Tennessee working for his father's brokerage business, before retiring in 1987.[2] Since 2001, he operated Transitional Living in Nashville, Tennessee, known as "Chip's Place", a treatment and living facility for men struggling with alcoholism,[3] which initially included Healy himself.

A devout Christian, Healy lived in Nashville and had two children.[4] His nephew Will Healy is the head football coach at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.[5]

Chip Healy died in Nashville on October 8, 2019 at the age of 72.[6]


  1. ^ "Chip Healy Stats".
  2. ^ "Healy goes from Vandy to NFL". Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  3. ^ "About". Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  4. ^ "article". Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  5. ^ Scott, David (December 5, 2018). "Why Charlotte 49ers believe they found 'the right guy' in new football coach Will Healy". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Schmitt, Brad (October 9, 2019). "1960s Vanderbilt football standout Chip Healy — a champion for Nashville's recovering addicts — dies". The Tennessean. Retrieved October 9, 2019.

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