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Referee assignments, Preseason Week 2

The list of the NFL replacement officials for the second preseason week is available after the jump.


All times are EDT and are 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Positions are listed in order: referee, umpire, head linesman, line judge, field judge, side judge, and back judge.

The relative positions of the officials on the field. The first-down chains are at the top sideline, the single yard-to-gain and the drive-start stakes at the bottom sideline. The chain crew switches sidelines at halftime, as do the four sideline officials.

Thursday, Aug. 16

  • Bengals at Falcons (Fox): Robert Dalton (R), Mike Hannon (U), Ed Schmid (HL), Alvin Thomas (LJ), Keith Norman (FJ), Barry Wilson (SJ), Peter Shafer (BJ), Mike Shepherd (alternate). David White was the head referee for this crew last week; he is scheduled off this week. Dalton was an alternate last week.
  • Browns at Packers: Kent Roan (R), David Clisham (U), Kevin Akin (HL), Eric Hoffman (LJ), Brian Burkhart (FJ), Dwayne Strozier (SJ), Michael Varner (BJ), Tim Keese (alt).

Friday, Aug. 17

  • Titans at Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m.: Paul Layne (R), Lamont Mahone (U), Mark Andrew (HL), Charles Townsend (LJ), Steve Stone (FJ), Kent Intagliata (SJ), Jeff Corley (BJ), Tom Falcinelli (alt). Bobby Jackson was head referee last week on this crew. Layne was an alternate last week.
  • Lions at Ravens (Fox): Jerry Hughes (R), McKinney Griffin (U), Perry Hudspeth (HL), Derrick Smith (LJ), Jeff Hopf (FJ), Martin Peters (SJ), Michael Malito (BJ), Henry Zaborniak (alt).
  • Bills at Vikings: Robert Frazer (R), Richard Shackelford (U), Michael Bell (HL), John Vachon (LJ), Calvin White (FJ), Corey Hendley (SJ), Greg Hay (BJ), Greg Sweeney (alt).
  • Dolphins at Panthers: David Scott (R), Randy Tabler (U), Mike Peek (HL), Rondell Taylor (LJ), Bob Powell (FJ), Timothy Griffin (SJ), Craig Burd (BJ), George Shinkan (alt). Peek was off last week, and we have learned that he served as a replacement official during the 2001 strike.
  • Jaguars at Saints: Jim Core (R), Glen Bamlet (U), Jerome King (HL), Anthony Stroman (LJ), Raymond Dobson (FJ), Regan Foster (SJ), Tom Wohlleber (BJ), Mark Kelsay (alt).
  • Raiders at Cardinals: Donovan Briggans (R), Dennis Angel (U), Lynn Lawhon (HL), Tom Keeling (LJ), Eric Joe (FJ), Paul Caldera (SJ), Mike Fischer (BJ), Ronald Castrovinci (alt). Keeling once worked in the Big 12 Conference on the same crew as future NFL head referee Clete Blakeman.

Saturday, Aug. 18

  • Giants at Jets, 7 p.m. (NFL Net): Jerome King (R), Jeff Otterby (U), Curtis Adams (HL), Victor Pettus (LJ), Derra Ramsey (FJ), Kevin Peloquin (SJ), Dave Hale (BJ), Hugh Douglass (alt).
  • Chiefs at Rams: Richard “Matt” Nicks (R), Darin Stiers (U), Tony Brasuell (HL), Jeffrey Taylor (LJ), Arthur Cook (FJ), Craig Patrick (SJ), Chris Atterberry (BJ), Shannon Eastin (alt).
  • 49ers at Texans: Wayne Elliot (R), Marc Harrod (U), Kevin Stephenson (HL), Joe Clark (LJ), Brad Hudspeth (FJ), Lance Easley (SJ), Derrick Rhone-Dunn (BJ), Jeffrey Garvin (alt).
  • Redskins at Bears: Jim Winterberg (R), Bob Shoulders (U), Greg Maxwell (HL), Joshua Thurow (LJ), Thaddious Foster (FJ), Brian Stropolo (SJ), Larry Babcock (BJ), Tony Foster (alt). With the exception of Foster, the alternate, this crew served as alternates last week and did not see any game time.
  • Cowboys at Chargers, 9 p.m. (NFL Net): Bruce Hermansen (R), Ali Shetula (U), Rodney Russell (HL), Esteban Garza (LJ), Larry Farina (FJ), Mike Riley (SJ), Mark Wetzel (BJ), Lemual Hawkins (alt). NFL Network will join this game in progress after the conclusion of Giants-Jets.
  • Seahawks at Broncos, 9 p.m.: Gerald Wright (R), Steve Sadowski (U), Thomas Gibson (HL), Michael Wilmoth (LJ), George Trout (FJ), Guy Trawick (SJ), Aaron Schrein (BJ), Thurman Hardinson (alt). All of these crew members, except for the alternate, worked together last week.

Sunday, Aug. 19

  • Colts at Steelers (NBC): Craig Ochoa (R), Oscar Shorten (U), David Bernier (HL), Larry Skarpa (LJ), John O’Brien (FJ), Jeff Sadorus (SJ), Randy Weissenhofer (BJ), Bobby Jackson (alt).

Monday, Aug. 20

  • Eagles at Patriots (ESPN): Jerry Frump (R), Brian Taylor (U), Bill Etzler (HL), Charles Derrick, Jr. (LJ), Tony Robinson (FJ), Randall Beesley (SJ), William Theodore (BJ), Tim Morris (alt).

6 comments for “Referee assignments, Preseason Week 2

  1. Keith
    August 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Bill Etzler worked as a referee in 2001 as a replacement.

  2. Kenneth Holley
    August 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I see you are looking for the first name of the LJ for the Jets/Giants game. His name is Victor Pettus.

  3. South Bay Referee
    August 19, 2012 at 1:54 am

    LJ Jeffrey Taylor (Rams vs Chiefs), GREAT official. Happy for him, he deserves it. great person and referee. he refs college basketball also. I saw him move from HL to Umpire in a championship game, when the ump was removed 1 hour before the game in the locker room.

  4. Indy Ref
    August 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Charles Townsend is a D-III official in the Heartland Conference. He’s a good official, but I wish he wouldn’t have chosen to work as a replacement.

  5. mike
    August 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

    William Theodore is an awesome official. Has officiated college football with TASO for 20 some years.