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Ex-NFL ref Ed Hochuli and his biceps get their own bobblehead, bobblearm

Matt Rosenberg
| Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, 10:48 a.m.
Referee Ed Hochuli jokes on the field during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on Aug. 8, 2013 in San Diego.
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Referee Ed Hochuli jokes on the field during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on Aug. 8, 2013 in San Diego.

Ed Hochuli and his biceps found a home in a hall of fame.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee has immortalized the 28-year NFL referee with a bobblehead — complete with bobblearm.

The bobblehead shows Hochuli signaling a first down with his right arm, which shakes along with the standard head-shaking we're used to seeing with bobbleheads.

Hochuli was well-known among the league and its fans for his verbose penalty explanations and tight shirts.

Hochuli had been with the league since 1990 and in 2007 became the league's longest-tenured ref. He also has been an attorney for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC since 1983. His son, Shawn Hochuli, is in his first season as an NFL referee after being promoted from back judge after his father retired.

The bobblehead is fore sale for $25 plus $8 for shipping. Only 500 Houchulis have been made.

Hochuli's other accolades? He refereed two Super Bowls, tied for best referee in a poll of NFL coaches in 2008, was featured in the "Madden" NFL video game and has been on the cover of "Sports Illustrated."

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