Twitter jokes as national championship ref gives Ed Hochuli a run for his money

Most referees are not household names, but Mike Defee may soon be just that, and not just because he's leading the officiating crew at the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson.

No, it's not Defee's officiating but rather his arms that were the talk of social media on Monday night with fans immediately drawing comparisons between Defee and famous NFL referee Ed Hochuli.

And now for a look at the man himself.

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Adam Silverstein joined CBS Sports in 2014 as college football and golf editor. He also helps lead pro wrestling, boxing and mixed martial arts coverage. Adam still maintains that Tim Tebow could have... Full Bio

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