Jerry Markbreit


Motivation, Sports/Athletics, Teamwork/Teambuilding

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PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION "Be The Best You Can Be" In this presentation Jerry discusses motivation and teambuilding by using his experience on and off the field. ABOUT JERRY MARKBREIT Jerry Markbreit's position as Trade and Barter Manager for the 3M Company was unique in the business world. That position, combined with his experience as one of only sixteen National Football League Referees, has given him the background to develop an interesting and worthwhile message for professional groups. Markbreit has retired from the 3M Company after 38 years. In his position, he negotiated daily and traded millions of advertising, media time, materials, etc. with businesses throughout the world. After officiating high school football for nine years, Jerry became a member of the Big Ten Football officiating staff. His most memorable games in the Big Ten include: The 1966 Notre Dame/Michigan State National Championship Game (10-10 tie) The 1972 Rose Bowl Game between Stanford and Michigan Six Ohio State/Michigan games including the 1971 (10-7) Michigan victory when Woody Hayes stormed the field in his "first national tirade." Markbreit wrote a weekly football column for the Chicago Sun-Times for several years while working college football; and in 1973, wrote The Armchair Referee published by Doubleday & Company. In 1988, his autobiography entitled Born to Referee was published by William Morrow Company. He became a National Football League Line Judge in 1976; and in 1977, was promoted to NFL referee. The 1998 season was Markbreit's 23rd and last year in the NFL and his 43rd consecutive season of football officiating. The 1999 season was his 1st year as a replay official. His post-season play-off assignments as a Head Referee include: 1978 Pro Bowl 1979 Los Angeles/Dallas Semi-Final 1980 Dallas/Philadelphia NFC Championship Game 1981 Dallas/Tampa Bay Semi-Final 1982 San Diego/Miami Semi-Final 1982 Miami/Washington SUPER BOWL XVII 1983 San Francisco/Washington NFC Championship Game 1984 Pittsburgh/Miami AFC Championship Game 1984 Miami/San Francisco SUPER BOWL-Alternate Referee 1985 San Francisco/New York Giants Semi-Final 1986 Denver/New York Giants SUPER BOWL XXI 1987 Houston/Denver Semi-Final 1987 Denver/Washington SUPER BOWL XXII-Alternate Referee 1988 Minnesota/San Francisco Semi-Final 1989 San Francisco/Los Angeles Rams NFC Championship Game 1990 New York Giants/San Francisco NFC Champion Game 1991 Kansas City/Los Angeles Wild Card 1991 Buffalo/Washington SUPER BOWL XXVI 1992 Dallas/San Francisco NFC Championship Game 1993 Dallas/Buffalo SUPER BOWL XXVIII-Alternate Referee 1994 Kansas City/Miami Wild Card 1994 San Diego/San Francisco SUPER BOWL XXIX 1995 Indianapolis/Kansas City Semi-Final 1996 Jacksonville/New England AFC Championship Game 1997 Denver/Kansas City Semi-Final 1998 San Francisco/Atlanta Semi-Final 1999 Detroit/Washington Wild Card-Replay 1999 Tampa Bay/St. Louis NFC Championship Game-Replay

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