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.