National championship ref wears XXL shirt, says targeting calls have the best flex

Officials don’t often reach star status, especially in college football, but it’s going to be hard to forget about Mike DeFee after his work in Monday’s national championship. While we continue to reflect on Clemson’s 35-31 defeat of Alabama and what it means for Dabo Swinney, Deshaun Watson and Nick Saban, there’s also time to digest one of the most impressive physical specimens in the officiating business.
DeFee’s biceps and muscular build provided great conversation for the casual viewer, and it’s resulted in him going on a mini-media tour of the sports radio circuit this week. When confronted by the rowdy gang on the Dan Patrick Show, DeFee offered a few fun wrinkles to the story:
1. DeFee’s shirt is an XXL.
2. He did not, as many wanted to believe, get in a quick weightlifting session with at halftime.
3. Monday night was not the first time he’s been singled out for his large biceps. Apparently Fox Sports officiating analyst Mike Pereira has found that DeFee signaling a targeting call (hand on the head) really sets up a nice flex.
“The shirt is 2X, believe it or not, my shoulders are very broad. Always genetically been very broad through the shoulders,” DeFee said. “Naturally the sleeves are shortened and the sides were tapered, otherwise, I’m only 5-foot-10 and about 212 pounds. Otherwise, it would look like I was wearing a dress.”
Check out the clip below, via the Dan Patrick Show:
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Source: General Sports