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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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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