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From an article titled "Ten most feared people in sports:"

4. Ed Hochuli

Sport: Professional Football

Career Highlights: One of the most distinguished referees in the NFL, Hochuli has officiated in several big games: Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego, the 2003 AFC Championship Game and a Sunday Night football game this season in Mexico City, Mexico. He's also the head of the NFL Referees Association.

So, why are his opponents so scared of him? No players mess with this guy. No "three blind mice" jokes, no complaints, nothing. They can't � the dude's bigger than half of them! Hochuli is likely the most jacked up ref/umpire in sports history. He's also one of the most respected. When he's not calling holding penalties and flashing his signature left-handed first-down signal, Hochuli is an active guy in the community and a grandfather of five. He also has a law degree from the University of Arizona. Insert your own clever "laying down the law" joke here __________.

The whole story is here: http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5013876?GT1=7127
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Old Wed Oct 26, 2005, 03:03pm
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From an article titled "Ten most feared people in sports:"

4. Ed Hochuli

Sport: Professional Football

Career Highlights: One of the most distinguished referees in the NFL, Hochuli has officiated in several big games: Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego, the 2003 AFC Championship Game and a Sunday Night football game this season in Mexico City, Mexico. He's also the head of the NFL Referees Association.

So, why are his opponents so scared of him? No players mess with this guy. No "three blind mice" jokes, no complaints, nothing. They can't � the dude's bigger than half of them! Hochuli is likely the most jacked up ref/umpire in sports history. He's also one of the most respected. When he's not calling holding penalties and flashing his signature left-handed first-down signal, Hochuli is an active guy in the community and a grandfather of five. He also has a law degree from the University of Arizona. Insert your own clever "laying down the law" joke here __________.

The whole story is here: http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5013876?GT1=7127
He sure seems like the whole package. Great ref, nice guy and built like a house of bricks. He's good at the verbval explaining too when he flips on the microphone and explains a penalty or weird situation.

One of these days he's going to signal a first down and hit a player on the helmet and take the poor players head clean off.

I'm suprised that the NFL or ESPN hasn't done one of their comical commercials that makes humor out of his physique.

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Old Wed Oct 26, 2005, 07:09pm
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I bet he hates to ware long sleeves so he cannot show off the "guns"! As a referee on myy football crew, I enjoy watching him work. He is an excellent referee.
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One of the best on the field and one of the nicest guys you could ever meet off of it. He actually encountered an "Ed Hochuli fan club" when he refereed in the Superbowl in Houston.

Check out the interview that we did with him at Officiating.com
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Old Thu Oct 27, 2005, 01:44pm
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One of the best on the field and one of the nicest guys you could ever meet off of it. He actually encountered an "Ed Hochuli fan club" when he refereed in the Superbowl in Houston.

Check out the interview that we did with him at Officiating.com
Certainly worth the read! Good stuff.
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