Louis J. Regine III
Louis J. Regine III
Hometown: Providence, RI
Team: Football

Louis J. "Chip" Regine III '73
Hometown: Providence, RI
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1982

Louis J. "Chip" Regine '73 is considered one of the finest pass receivers that Brown football has produced. During his varsity career, Regine broke six Brown and Ivy League pass receiving records and was named to the All-East first team. He accomplished all this without the usual gifts one associates with a wide receiver - size and speed. The best program statistics could only list him at 6-0, 180 pounds, and his time in the 40-yard dash was a relatively slow 4.9. "Hard work is what did it for Chip," Coach Len Jardine said recently. "He knew he wasn't going to outrun anyone and so he had to run his pass patterns with sharper cuts. He couldn't afford many mistakes, and he didn't make many." The other thing that Chip Regine had going for him was the ability to concentrate when going up for a pass against two or three defenders. "Good hands and the ability to concentrate are musts for a good receiver," Jardine adds. "Chip had them both." Following in his father's footsteps, Regine had a fine career at LaSalle Academy, leading the team in both ground gaining and scoring from his halfback position. After another outstanding year at Worcester Academy, Regine entered Brown and found himself a fourth string halfback on the freshman team. Shifted to flanker as a sophomore, Regine had moderate success, catching 11 passes for 160 yards during a Wishbone season in which Brown kept the ball pretty much on the ground. He came into his own as a junior, pulling in 31 passes for 452 yards. After his senior year, Chip owned the varsity season records for receptions (51) and yards gained (681), the game records for most receptions (13), yards gained (154), and the longest pass play (80 yards), and the career mark for most yards gained on receptions (1293). His Ivy records were for most receptions in one game (13) and one season (45). He was an All-New England and All-Ivy choice as a senior. Chip Regine is vice president of Regine Pontiac.