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45. Joe Federspiel

Joe Federspiel was with the New Orleans Saints for all but his final year (he was with the Baltimore Colts), where he played his entire career (1972-80).


Federspiel played at Middle Linebacker for the Saints in 130 Games, starting in 125 of them.  While the former Kentucky Wildcat was not a superstar, he was a solid presence in the interior.  Tackles were not an official statistic at the time, he had his share of them and gave the team stability in what were predominantly poor Saints teams.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 4th Round, 99th Overall in the NFL Draft 1/2/72.
  • Departed:

    Signed with the Baltimore Colts before the 1981 Season.

  • Games Played: 130
  • Notable Statistics:

    125 Games Started
    5 Interceptions
    26 Interception Return Yards
    10 Fumble Recoveries
    8 Fumble Recovery Yards
    7.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    50 Approximate Value

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards: None
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