Jerry Markbreit is a former National Football League referee. After officiating high school football for nine years, Mr. Markbreit became a member of The Big Ten Football officiating staff. His most memorable games in the Big Ten include: The 1966 Notre Dame/Michigan State; National Championship Game (10-10) tie; The 1972 Rose Bowl game between Stanford and Michigan; Six Ohio State/Michigan games, including the 1971 (10-7) Michigan Victory when Woody Hayes stormed the field in his "first national tirade."
Mr. Markbreit wrote a weekly football column for the Chicago Sun-Times for several years while working college football; and in 1973 wrote The Armchair Referee, published by Doubleday & Company. William Morrow Company published his autobiography entitled Born To Referee, in 1988. His latest book Last Call is currently in bookstores. He also writes a weekly Internet football column for the Chicago Tribune under ChicagoSports.com. The 1998 Season was Mr. Markbreit's 43rd and last season of football Championship Games and a record four Super Bowls ... Super Bowl 17 between Washington and Miami, Super Bowl 21 between Denver and the New York Giants, Super Bowl 26 between Buffalo and Washington, and Super Bowl 29 between San Diego and San Francisco.
Mr. Jerry Markbreit worked the NFC Championship games in both 1999 and 2000 as a Replay Official and is currently Head Trainer for NFL Referees