American Football Database
Jay Hilgenberg
No. 63     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-03-21) March 21, 1959 (age 63)
Place of birth: Iowa City, Iowa
Career information
College: Iowa
Undrafted in 1981
Debuted in 1981 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1993 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     188
Games started     188
Fumble recoveries     4
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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

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 onto 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.