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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hochuli gets call for Pats-49ers

By Mike Reiss

Ed Hochuli, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft
Ed Hochuli talks to Patriots coach Bill Belichick prior to a 2007 game.
Ed Hochuli has been assigned to referee Sunday's game between the Patriots and 49ers at Gillette Stadium.

This is the first Patriots assignment of the season for Hochuli, the referee who is known for, among other things, his command on the microphone, biceps, and impressive diet.

A look at referees assigned to Patriots games this season:

vs. 49ers: Ed Hochuli
vs. Texans: Terry McAulay
at Dolphins: Ron Winter
at Jets: Mike Carey
vs. Colts: John Parry
vs. Bills: Bill Leavy
at Rams (London): Walt Coleman
vs. Jets: Jeff Triplette
at Seahawks: Clete Blakeman
vs. Broncos: Gene Steratore
at Bills: John Parry
at Ravens: Bruce Hermansen*
vs. Cardinals: David Scott*
at Titans: Jerry Frump*

*Replacement official