One of the most popular NFL referees in football history, Ed Hochuli, recently retired
But don't worry everyone. Ed's son, Shawn, has taken his place to usher in the next great generation of "Hoch-ules."
When Ed Hochuli retired, I didn’t realize we were replacing him with his son.— Brandon Kinnard (@brandonkinnard) August 10, 2018
No, literally. This is Ed Hochuli’s kid. And he’s an NFL referee. pic.twitter.com/mEZT8XhPoe
Honestly, most people didn't realize it right away, but the resemblance is certainly there in both men's faces. The arms, however, are lacking.
Young Hochuli looks just like his dad, but needs to get in the weight room. Arms not up to par.— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) August 10, 2018
Don't worry, the potential is there. Shawn just needs to sneak into any one of the 32 NFL teams' weight rooms and get a solid pregame pump on before taking the field.
There is a good chance Shawn never lives down that nickname even if he eventually can outlift his dad.
That doesn't matter. As long as he can be as consistent and descriptive