Hochuli officiated two Super Bowls in his career (XXXII and XXXVIII) as well as five conference championship games. He's the longest-tenured official in the game.
Hochuli, a lawyer by trade, originally was a back judge and moved up to referee in 1992. He would use 100 words to explain a call that would take another ref just ten, and wore uniforms that helped his bulging biceps appear even larger. "I get notoriety because I explain things, and I get notoriety because I have a decent physique, which is amusing because I'm a shrimp", Hochuli said in a 2007 interview with USA Today.
We're told in retirement, 67-year-old Hochuli plans on "getting on with life" with his wife Cathie by taking their "motorhome and traveling the country".
Riveron also confirmed that another referee, Jeff Triplette, will retire; there were reports in January that Triplette was stepping away from officiating. So it will be good to get some new blood who can hopefully be a more reliable referee for many years to come.
Longtime NFL referee Ed Hochuli, right, is retiring.