Joel Hilgenberg
No. 61
Personal information
Born: (1962-07-10) July 10, 1962 (age 61)
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NFL draft:1984 / Round: 4 / Pick: 94
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:142
Games started:97
Fumble recoveries:4

Joel Hilgenberg (born July 10, 1962) is an American former professional football player who was a center for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Saints in the fourth round of the 1984 NFL Draft.[1] Hilgenberg played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and he is the brother of former center Jay Hilgenberg, and the nephew of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Wally Hilgenberg; the brothers were teammates on the Saints in 1993.[2][3]

Hilgenberg was offensive quality control coach for the Green Bay Packers in 2011, and assistant offensive line coach for 2012-13. He resigned his coaching position in April 2014.[4]


  1. ^ "1984 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-10-12.
  2. ^ (1 September 1993). For Saints, two Hilgenbergs better than one, Daily Reporter (AP)
  3. ^ (6 October 1991). Saints flying higher, Romes News Tribune (AP)
  4. ^ (25 April 2014). Joel Hilgenberg to resign,