42   Dan Healey
Dan Healey


Marblehead, Mass.

High School:
Worcester Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 214


Enters the season as a starter at one linebacker spot ? One of the top special teams performers for the Minutemen over the last few years ? Has played in 35 career games, making one start.

1998:Second-string linebacker, who also saw a great deal of action on special teams ? Played in 14 games on the season (all but Richmond) ? Recorded 30 tackles, including 19 solo stops ? Returned three kickoffs for 45 yards ? Had two tackles against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game, while also downing a punt inside the five-yard line ? Made a career-best eight tackles in NCAA semifinal victory at Northwestern State ? Totaled three tackles at McNeese State in the NCAA first round ? Made three unassisted tackles at Connecticut ? Blocked a punt at Hofstra, which UMass recovered for a touchdown ? Totaled four tackles in the Hofstra game, one for a 14-yard loss.

1997:Moved around from outside linebacker to strong safety, before finding a home as a backup fullback by the start of the year ? Saw action in 10 games, making one start at fullback ? Rushed 30 times for 150 yards (5.0 average) ? Ranked fifth on the team in rushing yards ? Finished third on the team with his 5.0 average per carry ? Had a career-long 59-yard touchdown run and a career-high in yards with 65 on two carries at Villanova ? Rushed a career-high 15 times for 49 yards in the 18-14 victory over Rhode Island ? Posted 15 yards on four carries at James Madison ? Recorded six carries for 10 yards against New Hampshire.

1996:Saw action in all 11 games at outside linebacker ? Recorded 10 tackles (six solo) with one sack, two tackles for loss and one forced fumble on the season ? Made strong contributions to the punt and kickoff coverage teams ? Had two solo tackles, both for loss, one sack and a forced fumble at Villanova ? Registered a season-high three tackles at New Hampshire. Before UMass: Enrolled at UMass in the spring 1996 semester after playing prep ball for Brendan Smith at Worcester Academy in the fall of 1995 ? Rushed for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns at Worcester ? Team's Most Valuable Player ? Rushed for over 2,000 career yards as a three-year starter at Marblehead High School ? MVP of the 1995 Agganis All-Star Game ? Two-time Northeast Conference All-Star selection ? Two-time Lynn Item All-Star ? Also a four-year starter at Marblehead in baseball ? Won the Northeast Conference batting title as a senior.

Personal:Full name is Daniel Robert Healey ? Son of Daniel and Pam Healey? Born August 30, 1976 in Salem, Mass. ? Majoring in Sociology.

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