Joe Federspiel

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Joe Federspiel
Date of birth (1950-05-06) May 6, 1950 (age 67)
Place of birth Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
Position(s) Middle linebacker
College Kentucky
NFL draft 1972 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Career history
As player
1972–1980 New Orleans Saints
1981 Baltimore Colts
1983 Chicago Blitz

Joseph Michael Federspiel (born May 6, 1950) is a former American football middle linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). 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 (SEC) 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.