Joe Federspiel

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Joe Federspiel
Date of birth: (1950-05-06) May 6, 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth: Louisville, KY, United States
Career information
Position(s): Middle Linebacker
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 4 / Pick 99
Organizations
As player:
1972-1980
1981
1983
New Orleans Saints
Baltimore Colts
Chicago Blitz
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Joseph Michael Federspiel (born May 6, 1950 in Louisville, Kentucky) was an American football middle linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League.

Federspiel played college football at the University of Kentucky.

Federspiel played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1972–1980) and Baltimore Colts in 1981. Federspiel also played for the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League in 1983.

After retiring as a player, Federspiel officiated Southeastern Conference football games as an umpire. He was not allowed to work Kentucky games, as SEC rules prohibit officials from calling games involving their alma mater.