Clark completed his second season as a field judge in 2019, as a member of Adrian Hill’s crew; Hill was a first-year crew chief last year. He was the field judge on Carl Cheffers’s crew during his rookie season. He was not assigned to an on-field or alternate assignment this postseason, however, in his first year eligible. This is not typical but certainly not unheard of, as referee Scott Novak was promoted to the referee position in 2019 without receiving a postseason assignment the season before.
Previously, he worked in the Pac-12 Conference as a referee. Clark worked the 2018 Sugar Bowl, the College Football Playoff national semifinal in which the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Clemson Tigers.
Clark worked at the referee position in a preseason tryout this past season, following his first year in the NFL as did side judge Don Willard, meaning he was on the officiating department’s radar very early, and has now assumed his new role as a white hat.
Outside of the NFL, Clark is the chief building official for the city of Albuquerque, N.M.
There are now eight new white hats over the past three seasons, extending the record from last season as the most since the AFL-NFL merger.
Leaving the field
|R||42||Jeff Triplette||22||2018, to ESPN||Wake Forest||restructuring consultant|
|R||77||Terry McAulay||20||2018, to NBC||Louisiana State||college officiating coordinator|
|R||85||Ed Hochuli||28||2018, to officiating consultant||Texas-El Paso||attorney|
|R||114||Gene Steratore||15||2018, to CBS||Kent State||co-owner, supply company|
|R||65||Walt Coleman||30||2019||Arkansas||dairy processor manager|
|R||132||John Parry||19||2019, to ESPN||Purdue||financial advisor|
|R||135||Pete Morelli||22||2019||St. Mary’s||retired high school principal|
|R||66||Walt Anderson||24||2020, to SVP/development||Texas||former college officiating coordinator, retired dentist|
Promoted to referee
|R||55||Alex Kemp||7||2018, Triplette||Central Michigan||insurance agent|
|R||83||Shawn Hochuli||7||2018, Ed Hochuli||Claremont||financial advisor|
|R||14||Shawn Smith||6||2018, McAulay||Ferris State||internal auditor|
|R||19||Clay Martin||6||2018, Steratore||Oklahoma Baptist||high school basketball coach|
|R||29||Adrian Hill||11||2019, Coleman||Buffalo||software engineer|
|R||1||Scott Novak||7||2019, Morelli||Phoenix||sales manager|
|R||126||Brad Rogers||4||2019, Parry||Lubbock Christian||college professor|
|R||130||Land Clark||3||2020, Anderson||Sevier Valley Tech||chief building official|
* includes 2020 season