May 15 is here: Officiating new year starts today

Embed from Getty Images Happy New Year to all NFL officiating fans. No, it isn't a new calendar year or league year. Traditionally, May 15 marks the first day of the NFL officials being in-season following the 3-month "dark period", which begins after the Super Bowl. The "dark period" allows the

10 new on-field officials hired by the NFL for the 2022 season

Embed from Getty Images Football Zebras exclusive A new wave of officials has just received the call that they have been waiting for during their entire careers. The NFL has hired 10 on-field officials and 5 replay assistants for the 2022 season. Additionally, 4 current replay assistants have been promoted to replay

Former referee Mike Carey named 2022 NFLRA Honoree

Former referee and CBS Sports officiating analyst Mike Carey, who officiated in the NFL for 24 seasons, was selected by the National Football League Referees Association as their annual honoree. The NFLRA announced Carey's selection last week. The award is given to an individual for their work on the field and

Umpire Tra Blake promoted to referee position

Umpire Tra Blake, who will be entering his third season as an NFL official in 2022, has been promoted to the referee position, to replace 27-year veteran referee Tony Corrente. The announcement was posted on Twitter by the NFL Officiating account. In his rookie season in 2020, he served as a

Ron Torbert is the referee for Super Bowl LVI

Football Zebras has confirmed that Ron Torbert will be the referee for Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, Calif., at SoFi Stadium. Torbert, 58, is in his 12th season and 8th as referee. This is Torbert’s 10th postseason assignment, including 3 Wild Card Playoffs and 6 Divisional Playoffs. This is his first