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Grover Klemmer, former NFL and USFL official, dies at 94


Former head linesman, back judge and side judge, Grover Klemmer passed away on August 23, at the age of 94. Klemmer wore number 8 through his NFL career. He also worked in the United States Football League.

Klemmer graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. He lettered in football, basketball and track. He served in the Navy during World War II. After the war he joined San Francisco City College as in instructor and coach and he later served as athletic director.

SJ Jimmy DeBell out of the NFL

Texans coach Gary Kubiak discusses a call with side judge Jimmy DeBell. (Houston Texans photo)

View image | Side judge Jimmy DeBell (number 58) will not officiate in the NFL in 2015. Matt Leader of The Livingston County News broke the news Friday. “I can confirm that Jim DeBell is not part of the officiating staff for the 2015 season,” said NFL spokesman Michael Singora during a May 21 phone…

NFL officiating exec David Coleman hired as new Pac-12 officiating boss

David Coleman

The Pacific-12 Conference has hired NFL director of officiating David Coleman as its vice president of officiating — a newly created position for the college conference.  Coleman had been with the NFL in the officiating department since 2010. In a news release, the Pac-12 says Coleman will be responsible for directly overseeing the football officiating…