Rookie NFL umpire Terry Killens, easily won the "most photographed official" award last week, but one of those photos gave us a glimpse of a newer way some officials keep track of the downs.
NFL officials traditionally use a simple piece of equipment to keep track of downs. They use an
Officials from pee-wee games to the Super Bowl all use a very simple piece of equipment to keep track of the downs.
All officials wear an elastic band around their wrist and a loop attached to the band. The officials move the loop over their finger or fingers to show the