Joel Hilgenberg
No. 61
Personal information
Born: (1962-07-10) July 10, 1962 (age 60)
Iowa City, Iowa
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 in Iowa City, Iowa) was an American football center in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. Hilgenberg played college football at the University of Iowa 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.[1][2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ (1 September 1993). For Saints, two Hilgenbergs better than one, Daily Reporter (AP)
  2. ^ (6 October 1991). Saints flying higher, Romes News Tribune (AP)
  3. ^ (25 April 2014). Joel Hilgenberg to resign,