NFL promotes 2 second-generation referees: Shawn Hochuli and Alex Kemp

  Fathers have passed the NFL white hat to the sons, one directly and one posthumously. As Football Zebras noted last month, Alex Kemp seemed to be the frontrunner to be promoted to referee upon the retirement of Jeff Triplette. We also noted that back judge Shawn Hochuli was in the mix,

Shawn Hochuli promoted to NFL

Football Zebras exclusive The news is not confirmed, but a tweet by a relative of Shawn Hochuli -- son of NFL referee Ed Hochuli -- indicates that Shawn received word that he has been hired by the NFL. (Update 3/22: The tweet has since been protected. Update 3/24: Peter King of

Umpire Shawn Smith promoted to referee position

Embed from Getty Images Shawn Smith has been promoted to the referee position after the retirement of Terry McAulay, as announced by senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron. Smith was hired in 2015 and was hired initially as a field judge, but worked all three seasons at the umpire position, which

Referee Ed Hochuli is ending his 28-year NFL career

http://gty.im/502366360 http://gty.im/495274580 Ed Hochuli, the most recognizable officiating figure, bar none, to mainstream fans in NFL history, has decided to retire. Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron confirmed on his new Twitter feed that Hochuli, along with Jeff Triplette, will not be returning for the 2018 season -- something which had

Clete Blakeman and Ed Hochuli will officiate Conference Championships

Football Zebras has confirmed that Clete Blakeman will lead the crew for the AFC Championship game and Ed Hochuli will be the referee in the NFC Championship. In an interesting development, several officials have received their second on-field playoff assignment for this season. Traditionally, those officials who receive two playoff assignments

Triplette, Hochuli, Hussey, and Corrente are Wild Card referees

Football Zebras has confirmed the referees for the Wild Card weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern. Three alternates are assigned to

Torbert, Allen, Wrolstad, and Hochuli are Wild Card referees

Football Zebras has confirmed the referees for the Wild Card weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern. Three alternates are assigned to

Hochuli and Vinovich are Conference Championship referees

Football Zebras has confirmed the assignment of referees Ed Hochuli and Bill Vinovich to the Conference Championship games on Sunday, as previously reported. Hochuli will have the AFC game between the Patriots and Broncos; Vinovich will be heading the crew for the NFC title match between the Cardinals and Panthers. //

Week 3 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Shawn Hochuli will lead his crew this Thursday into Jacksonville for the divisional clash between the Titans and Jaguars. Brad Allen and his crew are off this week. Scheduled assignments are subject to unannounced changes. Thursday, Sep. 19 Titans at Jaguars  NFLN  —  Shawn Hochuli Sunday, Sep. 22 Falcons at Colts  — 

Week 5 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Shawn Hochuli will lead his crew into Foxborough, Mass., this week for his first primetime game as a referee, as the Colts take on the Patriots. Walt Anderson and Ron Torbert are off this week, since the Bears and Buccaneers have a bye. Clay Martin has been assigned