Arizona Football Officials Association Hall of Fame

Ed Hochuli - Class of 2007


Born December 25, 1950, in Milwaukee, Wisc. Moved to Arizona as a child.Raised in Tucson, and resides in the Phoenix area since 1976.

Ed has six children: Heather, Scott, Jennie, Shawn, Aaron and Rachel.

OCCUPATION: Official in the national football league since 1990. Referee since 1992.

Attorney since 1976, currently specializing in civil litigation. An originating partner with the phoenix law firm of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, an 85-lawyer firm founded in 1983.

EDUCATION, SPORTS PLAYED: Canyon del Oro High School (graduated 1969). Football (allstate 2 years), Basketball, wresting, track

University of Texas-El Paso (undergrad degree with highest distinction, 1972). Football scholarship four years (all-wac academic, 1972)

University of Arizona (law degree, 1976). .

OFFICIATING: Umpired Little League baseball (1970-1973)

Began officiating football in 1973 in Tucson

High School (1973-1985).
Junior college (1980-88).
Big Sky Line Judge (1980-85).
Pac-10 Line Judge (1983-89).
World League 1991 (Back Judge), and 1992 (Referee).
National Football League (No. 85) 1990 - present.
Back Judge, 1990-91;
Referee 1992 - Present.
Super bowl Referee - Super Bowls XXXII and XXXVIII Super bowl alternate referee - (3 times) Refereed 5 championship games

COMMUNITY: Southeast Valley Pop Warner President (1984-88)
Pop Warner coach (1982-1988)
March of Dimes preventing birth defects
Board of Directors (8 years) & Chairman of the Board, Arizona chapter NFLRA Charities
Frequent speaker for grade schools, high schools, and officiating associations around the country.