Hochuli is best known for over-explaining his penalty decisions — often times taking as much as 30 seconds to get his point across.
One of the NFL’s most beloved referees is retiring after a lengthy career that spanned over 26 seasons.
NFL officiating veteran Ed Hochuli is retiring, according to NFL’s senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron .
Hochuli, who began his referee career in 1990, has worked in two Super Bowls over the last 26 seasons. He’s best known for over-explaining his penalty decisions — often times taking as much as 30 seconds to get his point across.
But don’t fear, the NFL officiating crew won’t be without a Hochuli for long.
Hochuli’s son, Shawn Hochuli, is one of the two being promoted by the league to a referee, according to Riveron, who also noted that Alex Kemp received a call up as veteran Jeff Triplette is also set to retire.
Shawn Hochuli has spent the last four seasons as a back judge.