NFL Hires 24 Full-Time Game Officials

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NFL Hires 24 Full-Time Game Officials

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​NFL HIRES 24 FULL-TIME GAME OFFICIALS

The NFL has hired 24 full-time game officials from among the current 121-person roster of officials, the NFL and NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) jointly announced today.

The 24 full-time officials, up from 21 in the inaugural season of the program in 2017, come from all seven on-field officiating positions and represent a collaborative initiative intended to promote the common goal of improving every aspect of NFL officiating.

In an effort to improve consistency, efficiency and accuracy, the full-time game officials will work throughout the calendar year on game preparation and game administration, analyzing current game trends, communicating with the clubs, and assisting to ensure that there is a qualified pipeline of future officials.

“Working with the full-time game officials last season was extremely beneficial,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating ALBERTO RIVERON.  “Their presence greatly improved communication with the clubs.  Our collective goal is to make a positive impact on NFL officiating overall, and this initiative was an important factor for us in that effort.” 

“We are supportive of providing our members the opportunity to voluntarily commit additional time for additional compensation to NFL officiating, especially in the offseason,” said NFLRA Executive Director SCOTT GREEN. “This program is the result of extensive discussion and planning, and the NFLRA looks forward to continuing and supporting the program in its second year.”

A look at the 24 full-time officials by position:

 

No.

Name

Pos.

College

NFL Experience

(including 2018)

122

Brad Allen

Referee

Pembroke State

5

66

Walt Anderson

Referee

Texas

23

23

Jerome Boger

Referee

Morehouse

15

135

Pete Morelli

Referee

St. Mary's

22

132

John Parry

Referee

Purdue

19

11

Fred Bryan

Umpire

Northern Iowa

10

81

Roy Ellison

Umpire

Savannah State

16

115

Tony Michalek

Umpire

Indiana

17

124

Carl Paganelli

Umpire

Michigan State

20

134

Ed Camp

Down Judge

William Paterson

19

59

Rusty Baynes

Line Judge

Auburn-Montgomery

9

32

Jeff Bergman

Line Judge

Robert Morris

27

10

Julian Mapp

Line Judge

Grambling State

10

9

Mark Perlman

Line Judge

Salem

18

84

Mark Steinkerchner

Line Judge

Akron

25

97

Tom Hill

Field Judge

Carson Newman

20

41

Boris Cheek

Side Judge

Morgan State

23

88

Brad Freeman

Side Judge

Mississippi State

5

120

Jonah Monroe

Side Judge

Arkansas

4

1

Scott Novak

Side Judge

Phoenix

5

133

Steve Freeman

Back Judge

Mississippi State

18

78

Greg Meyer

Back Judge

Texas Christian

17

111

Terrence Miles

Back Judge

Arizona State

11

12

Greg Steed

Back Judge

Howard

16

 

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