U / T
Class of 1964
|1922||Rock Island/Chicago Bears||
|Additional Career Statistics: Fumble Recovery for TD: 1|
Full Name: Edward Francis Healey, Jr.
Birthdate: December 28, 1894
Birthplace: Indian Orchard, Massachusetts
High School: Springfield Classical (Mass.)
Died: December 9, 1978
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: September 6, 1964
Presenter: Harry Stuhldreher, Member of Notre Dame's four horsemen
Other Members of Class of 1964: Jimmy Conzelman, Clarke Hinkle, Link Lyman, Mike Michalske, Art Rooney, George Trafton
Pro Career: 8 seasons, 89 games
Drafted: Healey played prior to the NFL draft being implemented
Uniform Number: 16
Ed Healey Enshrinement Speech 1964
Presenter: Mr. Harry Stuhldreher
Thank you very much Ken. Distinguished dignitaries, ladies and gentlemen all of you. As all of you football fans back in this country know, there is nothing more American than a game of football. It is my rare privilege to be able to introduce to you an All-American from Dartmouth, later played with the Rock Island team, and Chicago Bears and for many years now has resided in the Notre Dame area. And Notre Dame wouldn't miss any tricks, so they invited him to be a voluntary coach to the various staffs over these many years’ past. More recently he has been inducted into the Notre Dame Monogram Club as an honorary member, which is a distinction for his long, long service. I present to you a great All-American in every respect, Dartmouth, Rock Island, Chicago Bears - Ed Healey.
Thank you, Harry. Folks, dignitaries. It's surely a pleasure and an honor to be here today. I’d like very much to thank the citizenry of Canton that made this great edifice possible. I'd like to thank also the Board of Selectors that chose me to be honored on this particular occasion. I deeply appreciate this honor, and I want to thank you one and all.