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Wally Hilgenberg

Walter William Hilgenberg

Position: LB-G
Height: 6-3    Weight: 229 lbs.

Born: September 19, 1942 in Marshalltown, IA
Died: September 23, 2008 in Lakeville, MN
High School: Wilton
College: Iowa   (school history)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 4th round (48th overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 8th round (57th overall) of the 1964 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 75 (456th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Uncle of Joel Hilgenberg and Jay Hilgenberg

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Fine Details  · Last updated May 29, 2016 12:25PM
All-Time Rank: #1181. Charlie Johnson… #1182. Frank LeMaster… #1183. Todd Steussie… #1184. WALLY HILGENBERG… #1185. Anthony Carter… #1186. Tommy Thompson… #1187. Robbie Tobeck… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1964 22 DET 67 14 4
1965 23 DET llb 67 13 3 0 0 1 0 0 3
1966 24 DET RLB 67 14 6 3
1968 26 MIN rlb 58 14 7 0 0 2 0 0 5
1969 27 MIN RLB 58 14 14 12
1970 28 MIN RLB 58 14 14 2 33 0 17 0 11
1971 29 MIN RLB 58 14 14 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 3 4 0 12
1972 30 MIN RLB 58 14 14 1 17 1 14 0 0 1 2 13 0 8
1973 31 MIN RLB 58 13 12 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 2 1 9
1974 32 MIN RLB 58 13 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 7
1975 33 MIN RLB 58 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 37 0 9
1976 34 MIN RLB 58 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 8
1977 35 MIN 58 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
1978 36 MIN lb 58 15 1 1
1979 37 MIN 58 8 0 3
Career 199 126 8 62 1 17 0 0 1 14 56 1 1 99
12 yrs MIN 158 117 8 62 1 17 0 0 1 13 56 1 1 89
3 yrs DET 41 9 0 0 1 0 0 10

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1968 26 MIN RLB 1 1
1969 27 MIN RLB 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1970 28 MIN RLB 1 1
1971 29 MIN RLB 1 1
1973 31 MIN RLB 3 3 1.0
1974 32 MIN RLB 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
1975 33 MIN RLB 1 1
1976 34 MIN RLB 3 3
1977 35 MIN LB 2 0
1978 36 MIN 1 0
Career 19 16 2 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1964 22 DET 67 14 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
1974 32 MIN RLB 58 13 13 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -2
Career 199 126 1 -2 0 0 -2.0 1 2 0 2 2.0 56
12 yrs MIN 158 117 1 -2 0 0 -2.0 54
3 yrs DET 41 9 1 2 0 2 2.0 2

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1972 30 MIN RLB 58 14 14 1 1 6
1973 31 MIN RLB 58 13 12 1 1 6
1974 32 MIN RLB 58 13 13 1 2
Career 199 126 1 1 2 1 14
12 yrs MIN 158 117 1 1 2 1 14
3 yrs DET 41 9 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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