National Football League referees Ed Hochuli, Jeff Triplette retiring

After working for the NFL since 1990 Ed Hochuli is retiring

One of the NFL's most high-profile referees is calling it a career.

Two of the NFL's most recognizable faces in stripes won't be patrolling up and down National Football League fields any longer after Jeff Triplette and Ed Hochuli both announced they were hanging up their stripped shirts for good and retiring.

They will be replaced former side judge Alex Kemp and Hochuli's son Shawn, a former back judge.

Triplette has been with the league since 1996, and hasn't been as decorated as Hochuli. He also is a founding partner of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, a law firm in Phoenix.

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Hochuli, 67, had worked as an NFL official since 1990, making his league debut as a back judge during a preseason game in Green Bay.

Triplette, a restructuring consultant, became a ref in 1999.

Riveron also confirmed that another referee, Jeff Triplette, will retire; there were reports in January that Triplette was stepping away from officiating. Brown missed the next three NFL seasons and sued the league. "Regrettably, he's probably best known as the official who threw the flag which injured former Ravens tackle Orlando Brown, as the flag accidentally hit Brown in the eye".

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