Referee Ed Hochuli is ending his 28-year NFL career 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

Referee Jeff Triplette will retire from the NFL

Embed from Getty Images   Referee Jeff Triplette is set to retire from the field after a 22-year NFL officiating career, having called his final game in Saturday's Wild Card Playoff game, according to a report by Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network. This is consistent with some of the discussion in officiating

College football referee Ron Cherry retires

Embed from Getty Images   Ron Cherry, one of the most recognizable college football referees for the last decade, has retired according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Cherry suffered a head injury in the USC-Notre Dame game last season and underwent emergency neurosurgery a month later to remove a blood clot. Famous calls Cherry officiated football

More roster shifts as 2 officials move from the field to supervisor roles

Embed from Getty Images   The NFL has two more on-field officials to replace. Football Zebras can confirm the senior vice president of officiating, Al Riveron, hired side judge Rob Vernatchi  and field judge Doug Rosenbaum as regional supervisors. Vernatchi and Rosenbaum join Bill Leavy, Garth DeFelice and Gary Slaughter as supervisors. In this

Umpire Butch Hannah retires after 18 seasons

Embed from Getty Images   In a late offseason move, umpire Butch Hannah retired from the NFL according to multiple sources. Football Zebras does not know the reason Hannah left the league, but it has been indicated he initiated the move. His last game was the Raiders-Texans Wild Card Playoff game in January. Much like

Active offseason for NFL officiating

Embed from Getty Images   We hope you were able to survive the first weekend without football. While there won't be any games until August, there will be a lot of activity as Dean Blandino, senior vice president of officiating, prepares the zebras for 2017. The Dark Period The officials are now in the