2018 Roster of Officials Confirmed

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2018 Roster of Officials Confirmed

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​2018 ROSTER OF OFFICIALS CONFIRMED

SEVEN FIRST-YEAR NFL OFFICIALS AMONG 2018 CLASS

The NFL roster of game officials for the 2018 season will include seven first-year NFL officials among the group of 121, the league announced today.

Field judge LAND CLARK (Pac-12), field judge MATT EDWARDS (Big Ten), side judge CHAD HILL (SEC), field judge ANTHONY JEFFRIES (SEC), back judge TONY JOSSELYN (SEC), line judge MARK STEWART (Big 12) and field judge DON WILLARD (Big Ten) will make their NFL officiating debuts this season.

Four officials – SHAWN HOCHULI, ALEX KEMP, CLAY MARTIN, and SHAWN SMITH – have been promoted to referee for the upcoming season.  Each of them were referees at the highest level of college football prior to entering the NFL at different positions and have been part of the NFL’s Referee Training Program from their first season in the league. 

Both Shawn Hochuli (ED HOCHULI) and Alex Kemp (STAN KEMP) are the sons of former NFL referees.

Two sets of fathers and sons are included among the roster of officials WALT COLEMAN, the dean of NFL officials entering his 30th season, and his son, WALT IV; and STEVE FREEMAN and his son, BRAD and three sets of brothers – ALLEN and RUSTY BAYNES; JEFF and JERRY BERGMAN; and CARL, DINO & PERRY PAGANELLI.

Steve Freeman and PHIL MC KINNELY are the only current game officials to have also enjoyed NFL playing careers. Freeman played for 13 seasons, including 12 as a defensive back with the Buffalo Bills from 1975–86. McKinnely played for seven seasons on the offensive line from 1976–82, including five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons from 1976–80.

The following is the complete 2018 NFL roster of officials, including crew assignments, which may change during the season due to injury, schedule conflicts, etc.:

 

 

No.

 

Name

 

Pos.

 

College

 

Crew

NFL Experience

(including 2018)

122

Brad Allen

R

Pembroke State

Allen

5

20

Barry Anderson

U

North Carolina State

Cheffers

12

66

Walt Anderson

R

Texas

Anderson

23

108

Gary Arthur

LJ

Wright State

Cheffers

22

72

Michael Banks

SJ

Illinois State

Parry

17

56

Allen Baynes

SJ

Auburn

Hussey

11

59

Rusty Baynes

LJ

Auburn-Montgomery

Boger

9

32

Jeff Bergman

LJ

Robert Morris

Kemp

27

91

Jerry Bergman

DJ

Robert Morris

Coleman

17

34

Clete Blakeman

R

Nebraska

Blakeman

11

23

Jerome Boger

R

Morehouse

Boger

15

40

Brian Bolinger

LJ

Indiana State

Allen

2

18

Byron Boston

LJ

Austin

Anderson

24

74

Derick Bowers

LJ

East Central

Hussey

16

98

Greg Bradley

LJ

Tennessee

Hochuli

10

43

Terry Brown

FJ

Tennessee

Anderson

13

11

Fred Bryan

U

Northern Iowa

Martin

10

86

Jimmy Buchanan

FJ

South Carolina State

Torbert

10

134

Ed Camp

DJ

William Paterson

Hochuli

19

63

Mike Carr

DJ

Wisconsin

Boger

2

60

Gary Cavaletto

SJ

Hancock

Vinovich

16

41

Boris Cheek

SJ

Morgan State

Morelli

23

51

Carl Cheffers

R

California-Irvine

Cheffers

19

130

Land Clark

FJ

Sevier Valley Tech

Cheffers

1

16

Kevin Codey

DJ

Western New England

Hussey

4

95

James Coleman

SJ

Arkansas

Smith

14

65

Walt Coleman

R

Arkansas

Coleman

30

87

Walt Coleman IV

LJ

Southern Methodist

Blakeman

4

99

Tony Corrente

R

Cal State-Fullerton

Corrente

24

94

Hugo Cruz

DJ

Texas-Pan American

Cheffers

4

25

Ryan Dickson

SJ

Utah

Corrente

2

27

Lee Dyer

BJ

Tennessee-Chattanooga

Anderson

16

76

Alan Eck

U

Bloomsburg

Corrente

3

96

Matt Edwards

FJ

Western Michigan

Parry

1

3

Scott Edwards

SJ

Alabama

Torbert

20

81

Roy Ellison

U

Savannah State

Hochuli

16

61

Keith Ferguson

BJ

San Jose State

Morelli

19

64

Dan Ferrell

U

Cal State-Fullerton

Torbert

16

71

Ruben Fowler

U

Huston-Tillotson

Allen

13

88

Brad Freeman

SJ

Mississippi State

Martin

5

133

Steve Freeman

BJ

Mississippi State

Kemp

18

80

Greg Gautreaux

FJ

S.W. Louisiana

Coleman

17

128

Ramon George

U

Lenoir-Rhyne

Blakeman

3

103

Eugene Hall

SJ

North Texas

Cheffers

5

49

Rich Hall

U

Arizona

Kemp

15

93

Scott Helverson

BJ

Iowa

Wrolstad

16

29

Adrian Hill

SJ

Buffalo

Wrolstad

9

125

Chad Hill

SJ

Mississippi

Hochuli

1

97

Tom Hill

FJ

Carson Newman

Hochuli

20

28

Mark Hittner

DJ

Pittsburg State

Smith

22

83

Shawn Hochuli

R

Claremont

Hochuli

5

35

John Hussey

R

Idaho State

Hussey

17

36

Anthony Jeffries

FJ

Alabama-Birmingham

Morelli

1

117

John Jenkins

FJ

St. Mary's

Kemp

5

101

Carl Johnson

LJ

Nicholls State

Wrolstad

15

67

Tony Josselyn

BJ

Eastern Kentucky

Torbert

1

55

Alex Kemp

R

Central Michigan

Kemp

5

121

Paul King

U

Nicholls State

Wrolstad

10

21

Jeff Lamberth

FJ

Texas A&M

Wrolstad

17

73

Joe Larrew

FJ

St. Louis

Blakeman

17

2

Bart Longson

LJ

Brigham Young

Smith

4

10

Julian Mapp

LJ

Grambling State

Parry

10

19

Clay Martin

R

Oklahoma Baptist

Martin

4

39

Rich Martinez

BJ

Canisius

Hochuli

5

8

Dana McKenzie

DJ

Toledo

Blakeman

11

110

Phil McKinnely

DJ

UCLA

Vinovich

17

48

Jim Mello

DJ

Northeastern

Allen

15

118

David Meslow

FJ

Augsburg

Martin

8

78

Greg Meyer

BJ

Texas Christian

Cheffers

17

115

Tony Michalek

U

Indiana

Hussey

17

111

Terrence Miles

BJ

Arizona State

Allen

11

120

Jonah Monroe

SJ

Arkansas

Boger

4

135

Pete Morelli

R

St. Mary's

Morelli

22

92

Bryan Neale

U

Indiana

Smith

5

1

Scott Novak

SJ

Phoenix

Allen

5

24

David Oliver

DJ

Baker

Parry

2

124

Carl Paganelli

U

Michigan State

Anderson

20

105

Dino Paganelli

BJ

Aquinas

Smith

13

46

Perry Paganelli

BJ

Hope

Parry

21

132

John Parry

R

Purdue

Parry

19

17

Steve Patrick

BJ

Jacksonville State

Vinovich

5

15

Rick Patterson

SJ

Wofford

Anderson

23

79

Kent Payne

LJ

Nebraska Wesleyan

Martin

15

131

Mark Pellis

U

Allegheny

Parry

5

9

Mark Perlman

LJ

Salem

Vinovich

18

6

Jerod Phillips

DJ

Northeastern State

Wrolstad

3

47

Tim Podraza

LJ

Nebraska

Corrente

11

109

Dyrol Prioleau

SJ

Johnson C. Smith

Blakeman

12

30

Todd Prukop

BJ

Cal State-Fullerton

Corrente

10

5

Jim Quirk

BJ

Middlebury

Blakeman

9

44

Jeff Rice

U

Northwestern

Coleman

24

31

Mearl Robinson

FJ

Air Force

Vinovich

2

126

Brad Rogers

FJ

Lubbock Christian

Smith

2

50

Aaron Santi

FJ

Southern Oregon

Kemp

4

129

Bill Schuster

U

Alfred

Boger

19

45

Jeff Seeman

LJ

Minnesota

Morelli

17

104

Dale Shaw

FJ

Allegheny

Boger

6

113

Danny Short

DJ

North Carolina-Charlotte

Martin

2

14

Shawn Smith

R

Ferris State

Smith

4

90

Mike Spanier

LJ

St. Cloud State

 

20

12

Greg Steed

BJ

Howard

Hussey

16

84

Mark Steinkerchner

LJ

Akron

Torbert

25

22

Steve Stelljes

DJ

Friends

Morelli

17

68

Tom Stephan

DJ

Pittsburg State

Anderson

20

112

Tony Steratore

BJ

California, Pa.

Boger

19

75

Mark Stewart

LJ

Pittsburg State

Coleman

1

102

Bruce Stritesky

U

Embry Riddle

Vinovich

13

100

Tom Symonette

DJ

Florida

Kemp

15

53

Sarah Thomas

DJ

Mobile

Torbert

4

62

Ron Torbert

R

Michigan State

Torbert

9

13

Patrick Turner

DJ

Cal State-Long Beach

Corrente

5

52

Bill Vinovich

R

San Diego

Vinovich

14

26

Jabir Walker

SJ

Murray State

Coleman

4

7

Keith Washington

FJ

Virginia Military Institute

Corrente

11

116

Mike Weatherford

FJ

Oklahoma State

 

17

58

Don Willard

FJ

Illinois State

Hussey

1

119

Greg Wilson

BJ

USC

Martin

11

54

Steve Woods

U

Wabash

Morelli

2

4

Craig Wrolstad

R

Washington

Wrolstad

16

38

Greg Yette

BJ

Howard

Coleman

9

33

Steve Zimmer

FJ

Hofstra

Allen

22

 

Two officials – Mike Spanier and Mike Weatherford – will not be assigned to crews and will work with different crews throughout the season.

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