|David Ireland (left), Jerry Markbreit (center) and David Foxright|
Photo credit: InsideHalton.com
He begin his career by officiating intramural fraternity football games in 1953. He is living proof that with hard work and persistence you can work your way to the top!
Now the 77 year old speaks at events, most recently a meeting in Burlington hosted by the Lakeshore Football Officials at the Burlington Convention Centre. Markbreit talked about his long career and shared some humorous stories too.
He also explained to the crowd what qualities he believed the most successful referees should possess: "Integrity, people skills, knowledge of the rules and an attitude that every assignment is the most important game ever officiated."
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What do you think - did Jerry Markbreit hit all the key elements of a successful referee? Would you add to his list?
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