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This article first appeared in the November, 1993 issue of Referee Magazine, and is reprinted here in its original format as a tribute to Jerry Seeman, who died on November 25th at age 77.
Sadly for the officiating community, several of the men featured in this article have died since its publication in 1993: Leo Miles in 1995, just two years after I wrote the story; Nick Skorich in 2004; Jack Reader in 2008; and now Jerry Seeman. Good men and great officials every one, whose love for the game of football outlasted their on-field careers and thrived for many years after they hung up their whistles through their energetic leadership and devotion to helping other officials improve and keep moving towards the future. - Perry