The 99th season in NFL history begins Thursday from the place where it all began — Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Football Zebras has confirmed that Walt Coleman, who is beginning his 30th season, will be the referee in the first preseason game of 2018 between the Ravens and Bears. Unlike referees in prior seasons, he will be working with his regular crew. Coleman and his crew were split among training camps this week in Chicago and Baltimore working with the teams who will face off in this game, teaching the players and coaches the new rules for the upcoming season.
|R||65||Walt Coleman||30||Arkansas||manager dairy processor|
|DJ||91||Jerry Bergman||17||Coleman||Robert Morris||sales executive|
|LJ||75||Mark Stewart||1||Coleman||Pittsburg State||systems consultant|
|FJ||80||Greg Gautreaux||17||Coleman||SW Louisiana||athletic programs manager|
|SJ||26||Jabir Walker||4||Coleman||Murray State||math teacher|
|BJ||38||Greg Yette||9||Coleman||Howard||defense contractor|