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Jerome Boger leads Hall of Fame game crew


The 97th season league history begins Sunday from the place where the seed was first planted — Canton, Ohio.

Culminating the enshrinement festivities of the 2016 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday will be the Hall of Fame game between the Packers and Colts, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time Sunday. The game will be seen on ESPN, as NBC is taking a quadrennial break from the game due to coverage of the Olympics.

Referee Jerome Boger will lead a mixed crew in the exhibition game.

Update: The game was cancelled after a field-maintenance issue. At the conclusion of the induction ceremonies in the same stadium, the grounds crew repainted the logos on the field. Then, they used equipment to dry the paint, which caused the artificial surface to melt into gooey clumps. Since this has a propensity to cause injury, the game was cancelled by order of the commissioner. Boger and his crew were already in uniform for the game.

         Yrs 2016 crew College Occupation
R 23 Jerome Boger 13    Morehouse College retired commercial insurance underwriter
U 81 Roy Ellison 14 Wrolstad Savannah State technical staff member
HL 22 Steve Stelljes 15 Anderson Friends business planning manager
LJ 9 Mark Perlman 16 Parry Salem teacher
FJ 43 Terry Brown 11 Blakeman Tennessee probation supervisor
SJ 60 Gary Cavaletto 14 Vinovich Hancock general manager, agricultural operations
BJ 119 Greg Wilson 9 Corrente USC law enforcement


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Ben Austro
Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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7 thoughts on “Jerome Boger leads Hall of Fame game crew

  1. 2b1 didn’t pay attention…. I said none of the 2015 HOF game officials went on to work a playoff game in the 2015 playoffs.

  2. Why are they moving crews around again? Wouldn’t it be better if crews under a ref actually worked together for a while?

  3. The Hall of Fame Game is always a mixed crew. Everyone will go to their regular crews for the remainder of the preseason.

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