Wilbur Hackett Jr is the SEC official and referee at the October 19, 208 game between USC and LSU. Hackett could be seen on video colliding with LSU quarterback Stephen Garcia. Though many suspected wrongdoing on Hackett's part, he has since been cleared of any suspicion.
Who is Wilbur Hackett, Jr? Wilbur Hackett Jr is a former college football player and currently functions as a referee. Why is he in the news? Hackett made news on October 19, 2008 while refereeing a game between USC and LMU. LMU quarterback Stephen Garcia could be seen running with the ball when Hackett inexplicably attempted to tackle him. Given Hackett’s personal experience on the field, it is doubtful that the collision was unintentional. He has given no reasons for his interference with the game.
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