Referee Clay Martin hospitalized

Referee Clay Martin, who entered quarantine two weeks ago prior to a Monday night game he was scheduled to officiate, has been hospitalized in Tulsa, Okla., near his hometown. Martin has been on the league's covid list, according to a report on Dec. 21 in the Tulsa World, after he was

2020-21 bowl officiating assignments

Football Zebras is obtaining the officiating assignments to the 2020-21 bowl games and reporting them here. In a normal year, the Power Five conferences receive five bowls, other conferences receive three, with a fourth assignment rotated annually. Several bowls scheduled for this season have been canceled due to the coronavirus

NFL looking to close gaps in roughing-the-passer calls

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the officiating department to take a closer look at roughing the passer fouls -- both called and uncalled -- in order to provide more consistency and protection to the quarterback position. The officiating department is looking at two ways to adjust mechanics that recognize

Officiating crews for the 2020 college football conference championship games

Football Zebras will be posting the crew assignments for the 2020 college football conference championships as they are confirmed. Assignments are handled by each conference. Depending on the procedures for each conference, crews are may eligible for bowl games. All times listed are Eastern. indicates an official that is in the

Texas high school referee attacked by player after ejection

Not much garners more attention than high school playoff football in Texas, but on Thursday night, the result in one game was overshadowed by an ugly incident on the field. Edinboro High School senior Emmanuel Duron was flagged for a late hit on the quarterback in the second quarter of

A salute to the veterans in stripes

We recognize with profound respect all those who have served our country on this day, and we salute the veterans on the NFL officiating staff. LJ59 Rusty Baynes, U.S. Marine Corps, 1988-94 LJ44 SSgt. Frank LeBlanc, Texas Army National Guard, 1983-2004 FJ109 Dyrol Prioleau, U.S. Air Force, 1982-2005 SJ31 Tech Sgt. Mearl Robinson, U.S.