Ed Hochuli
Ed Hochuli
Celebrated Name: Ed Hochuli
Real Name/Full Name: Edward G. Hochuli
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 25th December 1950
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality: American
Height: 1.91m
Weight: 100kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cathy
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ed Hochuli Gay?: No
Profession: Attorney, NFL official
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $8 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Ed Hochuli is an American lawyer and a retired NFL official whose career in NFL started in 1990 to 2017 when he retired. Before his officiating career, he was a college football player at UTEP for four years. He was known with his huge physique and no-nonsense manner while officiating games. In 2008, ESPN named him the best NFL referee together with his compatriot Mike Carey.

Hochuli is among the longest-serving referees in NFL, having officiated for around 28 years. After he announced his retirement in 2018, his son Shawn took over from where he left by was promoted to referee after his refereeing career with Arena Football League. After retirement, he now fully works as a lawyer in a law company that he co-founded.

Maybe you know about Ed Hochuli very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Ed Hochuli’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Edward G. Hochuli was born on 25th December 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew in Milwaukee until the age of eight when his family relocated to Tucson, Arizona. He grew up in a family of six, where he was the second born. He joined Canyon del-Oro High School, where he graduated in 1969. During his high school days, he played football, wrestling, basketball, as well as compete in track events. Ed attributes his competitiveness to having an elder brother. He said all he wanted to be his brother and his parents to be proud of him.

He later joined the University of Texas, which is located at El Paso, where he graduated with honors in Bachelor of Arts degree. While in university, he played American football as a linebacker from 1969 to 1972. His father’s involvement with law influenced Hochuli to pursue a law career. He joined the University of Arizona School of law, where he got his Juris Doctor in 1976. For two years, he served as a law clerk under Judge Carl Muecke before his admission to State Bar of Arizona

Personal Life

Ed Hochuli is married to his sweetheart Cathy Hochuli, who together have six children. All his children are grown-ups and are raising families of their own. In total, Hochuli is a grandfather to ten grandkids. His son Shawn Hochuli followed his father’s footsteps, becoming an NFL Side judge in 2014.

After the retirement of Jeff and his father, Hochuli, Shawn was promoted and became an NFL official. His other son Scott is a home remodeling and designer in Phoenix while Daniel is followed his father’s footsteps in law and became Sahuarita, Arizona Attorney. Peter Hochuli, on the other hand, is a judge who works in Tucson, Arizona in Pima County Juvenile Court.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 25th December 1950, Ed Hochuli is 73 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.91m tall, and his weight is 100 kg.


Ed had two careers as a lawyer and NFL referee until 2018 when he retired as a referee. In the law profession, he works as a trial lawyer with a firm he started in 1983 with seven associates and five partners. Today the law firm has expanded with currently over eighty attorneys. Since 2003, he has been named Best Lawyers in America.

In 2007, he was named in the list of Southwest Super Lawyers. While comparing his two professions, Ed said that the pressure of officiating NFL games is more and can’t even be compared to the pressure during trial.

His refereeing career in NFL started in 1990 when he was hired as a back judge. He worked as a back judge until 1992 when he was promoted and became a referee after Stan Kemp forced to retire due to Lou Gehrig’s disease. He went on to become NFL Referees Association head and was key in 2001 official’s strike when they were demanding a 400 percent salary increase. He continued officiating in NFL games until his retirement in 2018.

Awards & Achievements

With two successful careers, Ed Hochuli has been recognized for impressive performances as a referee and as an attorney. In 2007, he was named among the Southwest Supers Lawyers and had been named since 2003 as Best Lawyers in America. In NFL, Ed went on to officiate big games in NFL winning praise from different sectors from his no-nonsense officiating manner.

Net Worth & Salary of Ed Hochuli in 2024

Ed Hochuli Net Worth
Ed Hochuli Net Worth

Ed has more than 30 years of experience in his law career, which, in return, has made him a fortune. His client numbers have been on the rise after being rated among the best lawyers in Arizona. In NFL, everybody knows it’s one of the well-paying sport in the world. By the time of his retirement, he had a salary of around $186,000. Ed Hochuli’s net worth is $8 million as of July 2024.

Ed has managed to be the best in his career as well as be the best father to his children. With most of his time spent in his two careers, he still managed to have time for his family. To him, the family has been his cornerstone since his childhood, as all he wanted was to be the best to impress his parents. His wife, Cathy, has best his best friend and has been very supportive of his two careers.


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