Longtime NFL referee Ed Hochuli retires as son Shawn promoted

    Ed Hochuli is known for his muscular physique and explanation of penalties.

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    • Ed Hochuli was an NFL official for 28 seasons
    • His son, Shawn, has been promoted to referee

    (CNN)One of the most recognizable NFL referees is hanging up his cleats.

    Ed Hochuli, known for his muscular physique, is retiring at age 67 after 28 seasons. Also retiring is referee Jeff Triplette, who was an official for 22 seasons.
      The announcement was made by Al Riveron, NFL senior vice president of officiating.