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Gridiron Legends ... with a Whistle — Part V
Dr. Norm Schachter: A philosophy and style all his own

Other parts in this series:
  Gridiron Legends ... with a Whistle — Part I — Jim Tunney - 31 years of excellence
  Gridiron Legends ... with a Whistle — Part II — Jerry Markbreit - a ref for the ages
  Gridiron Legends ... with a Whistle — Part III — Art McNally - 'works of art'
  Gridiron Legends ... with a Whistle — Part IV — Jimmy Harper - NCAA ironman
  Gridiron Legends ... with a Whistle — Part V — Dr. Norm Schachter: A philosophy and style all his own

Most people who play and watch football today probably do not recall the name of Norm Schachter. Many, though, indirectly may recognize some of his officiating strategies — but maybe not, though, since they are now so embedded in the officials' tasks that they are the "norm" and not some new philosophy.

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Schachter's bio

Norm Schachter hailed from Southern California, and his expertise was not only in officiating football. As a younger man he served in the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theatre during the second World War. Schachter was a Captain in the Corps in the Marshall Islands from 1942 to 1946.

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