Carl Cheffers is confirmed as referee for Super Bowl LI

Football Zebras exclusive Carl Cheffers will be the referee heading the Super Bowl LI officiating staff on Feb. 5 in Houston. This was widely suspected, and the assignments were officially given to the crew today. This will be Cheffers' first Super Bowl assignment. Cheffers worked the Divisional Playoff game between the Steelers and Chiefs, and he threw the

Vinovich and McAulay are Conference Championship referees

Football Zebras exclusive Football Zebras has confirmed that Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the NFC Championship game and Terry McAulay will lead the crew in the AFC Championship. Vinovich is on a championship game three-peat, having worked last year's NFC Championship and Super Bowl XLIX the year before. The year before that

Steratore, Morelli, Cheffers, Corrente are Divisional Playoff referees

Football Zebras has confirmed the officiating crews 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. Three alternates are assigned to

Postseason assignments use mixed crews, not all-star crews

The methodology of how officials are assigned to postseason games has had an air of mystery, but the league and the officials' union have established a basic framework for determining which officials get playoff assignments. Senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino determines the assignments by first taking the cumulative accuracy

Torbert, Allen, Wrolstad, and Hochuli are Wild Card referees

Football Zebras has confirmed the referees for the Wild Card weekend. 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. Three alternates are assigned to

Week 17 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images   Jerome Boger will be the referee for Game 256 -- the Sunday night game which will determine the NFC North champion. Ed Hochuli and his crew have the week off. All games are on Sunday and are listed below based on their impact on the playoff picture. Potential