Don Hakes, a NFL official for 22 years and a three-time Super Bowl field judge and back judge passed away on April 1, 2021 at the age of 87.
2021 has gotten off to a rough start as retired NFL officials Ron Botchan, Bob Boylston and Fred Wyant passed away in
William "Bill" Swanson, 1925 - 2020
Former NFL line judge, umpire and back judge Bill Swanson died on August 20, 2020, at the age of 94.
Swanson wore number 38 for most of his NFL career.
Swanson worked in the NFL from 1965 to 1985. He worked on the field for 13 playoff
The Football Zebras staff -- with the assistance of our affiliated forum, Behind the Football Stripes -- has examined the Super Bowls of years past for the work of the officials who, in a given year, attain the honor of the best of the best. While every team competes for