- IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2011)
Joe won football letters in 1929, 1930 and 1931 and basketball letters in 1930, 1931 and 1932, and was co-captain in '32. He won Balfour Awards in both football and basketball in 1931-32, when he was also senior class president. He was most Valuable Player in football as a guard in 1930 and 1931 and was All-Big Ten in 1931. He played professional football with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.