NFL officiating patriarch and ‘godfather of officials’ Carl Paganelli dies

Carl Paganelli, 1937-2019 Carl Paganelli Sr., a highly respected college and pro official, an officiating administrator, and a mentor, has died at the age of 82. You never saw him on an NFL field, but his presence there is unmistakable. His three sons, umpire Carl Jr. and back judges Perry and Dino,

Former NFL players Jones and Killens talk about being rookie zebras

The NFL officiating season has begun, the NFL Network interviewed former pro players and rookie officials Nate Jones and Terry Killens. They and Al Riveron, senior vice president of officiating, joined the program Good Morning Football. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs8gJXxnMcg Jones and Killens are two of six new hires for 2019, and they join current

NFL Referees Association honors 5-time Super Bowl umpire Ron Botchan

The NFL Referees Association (NFLRA), the union representing NFL officials, recently honored retired umpire Ron Botchan with the 2019 Honoree Award. The award recognizes an official for on-field accomplishments and support of the NFLRA. “Ron exemplifies everything NFL officials strive to be,” said NFLRA Executive Director Scott Green in a news

Brad Rogers to fill newest white hat vacancy

Embed from Getty Images Field judge Brad Rogers, who will be entering his third season as an NFL official, has been promoted to the referee position, to replace retiree and three-time Super Bowl official John Parry, who retired on April 1. He will be the third rookie white hat for the

6 officials join the NFL officiating roster for the 2019 season

There are six new names on the officiating roster. Senior vice president Al Riveron announced Wednesday that the league has hired six new officials who will work the upcoming 2019 season. The new hires are Dave Hawkshaw, Patrick Holt, Nate Jones, Terry Killens, Jimmy Russell, and Tripp Sutter. All six

NFL is looking for one more referee

The NFL still has one more referee position to fill after the departure of Super Bowl LIII referee John Parry to ESPN. Referees Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli retired at the end of the 2018 season, and are being replaced with Adrian Hill and Scott Novak. Typically, a successor is named

John Parry to become new ESPN rules analyst

Embed from Getty Images Referee John Parry, who retired from the NFL on Monday, will be ESPN's new rules analyst on Monday Night Football. The network has cut ties with former NFL referee Jeff Triplette. Parry will be replacing Triplette, who only served as the officiating expert on the MNF broadcast team

John Parry, Super Bowl LIII referee, retires

Second straight year for Super Bowl referee to retire John Parry, a three-time Super Bowl official and referee for Super Bowl LIII, has retired. Update: Parry has joined ESPN as the Monday Night Football rules analyst. http://www.footballzebras.com/2019/04/john-parry-to-become-new-espn-rules-analyst/ This marks seven referee retirements in the last two seasons. Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli retired