Retired NFL referee Ed Hochuli.
Ed Hochuli, a retired NFL referee known for his muscular arms and lengthy penalty explanations, has put two condominiums in a Mission Beach waterfront complex on the market for a combined $5.1 million. The condos are being sold separately with the potential for a combined purchase, according to listing details in Realtor.com.
The properties are located at the Kingston Court complex, 3373 and 3375 Oceanfront Walk.
The 1,750-square-foot upper unit is listed for $2.7 million and features wall-to-wall windows, an updated kitchen, a dining area and a living room with a fireplace. It has two covered patios and panoramic ocean views. Sliding glass doors in the master suite open to one of two private patios. The condo has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
The lower unit, listed for $2.4 million, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and nearly 1,400 square feet of interior. It features ocean views from the kitchen and living room areas and the master bedroom. A ground-level patio faces the beach and boardwalk.
Traci Stevens, of San Diego Realty Consultants, is the listing agent for both properties.
Hochuli, 67, had been officiating NFL games since 1990 before retiring in March. He was the longest-serving referee in the league and worked two Super Bowls during his career. He is also a partner at a Phoenix law firm.
Per his practice of law, he was known for articulating the precise details that led to official calls after plays. He gained national attention accordingly with on-field quips such as “Yes, there are penalties in the Pro Bowl” and “There was no foul on the play. It was not a hold. The defender was just overpowered."
In a September 2008 game between the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos, Hochuli made an incorrect call that cost the Chargers the game, declaring that he had “failed miserably.” The outcome led to the routine use of instant-replay electronics for 2009 and beyond.