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

Blakeman, Torbert, Hochuli, and Hussey are Divisional Playoff referees

Football Zebras has confirmed the referees for the Divisional Playoffs. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern. Five alternates are assigned to each

Procedures for assigning mixed crews for the NFL playoffs

The process of assigning playoff officials has been largely a secret, with some of the details not even shared with officials. However, there is a general framework that has been established by the league and the officials’ union.  The league will continue to use a tier system in order to assign officials