Jay Hilgenberg

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Jay Hilgenberg
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-03-21) March 21, 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth: Iowa City, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Iowa City (IA)
College: Iowa
Undrafted in 1981
Debuted in 1981
Last played in 1993
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 188
Games started 188
Fumble recoveries 4
Stats at NFL.com

Jay Walter Hilgenberg (born March 21, 1959) is a former American football player in the NFL. He played center for the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to 1993.

Football career[edit]

Hilgenberg attended the University of Iowa in the late 1970s.[1] He started in the NFL's Pro Bowl seven times. He was a member of the winning team in Super Bowl XX as a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears as well as their Division Champion teams from 1984–88 and 1990.

He has been a nominee for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[2][3][4] Hilgenberg is currently a game analyst for WBBM-AM Radio in Chicago and the Bears Radio Network.

His brother Joel Hilgenberg played center for the New Orleans Saints.


  1. ^ "Hilgenberg, Kittle together again as Hawkeyes - Iowa Official Athletic Site". Hawkeyesports.com. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  2. ^ BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor © 2009. "Jay Hilgenberg, BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor". Bearshistory.com. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Dent, Hilgenberg Deserve Hall Passes". Bleacher Report. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  4. ^ Larry Mayer. "Write Now Blog | Ex-Bears among Hall of Fame nominees". Blog.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-09-27.