Three more NFL officials have retired from the field, making a total of six officials that have retired in the 2021 off-season. Previously, Bart Longson, Tom Symonette and Ruben Fowler retired.
After this weekend's mini-clinic comes news that back judge Steve Freeman, back judge Tony Steratore, and line judge Gary Arthur
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Jeff Triplette has resigned as president of the NFL Referees Association (NFLRA), the officials' union. Vice president Tony Steratore is now president. The NFLRA Board of Directors appointed Carl Paganelli as vice president.
Triplette had been NFLRA president since 2013 after serving as vice president and as a
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, achieve the honor of the best of the best. While every team competes for
Sunday night was Hochuli ×2 ('Gun and Pistol' night?)
Earlier this week, NFL back judge Steve Freeman officiated a game with his son, Brad. Also this week, Ed Hochuli got to officiate a preseason game with his son, Shawn. Both Brad Freeman and Shawn Hochuli are part of the developmental program
1st quarter | 9:00 remaining | No score | Patriots ball | 1st & 10 @ NE 6 | video
It does not happen often, particularly in the big game. Any time the enforcement of a spot foul is behind the offense's own goal line, the result of the play is
Referee Jerome Boger has his hands full with some controversial calls, most notably, a rarely used call on the Giants drive for the game-winning touchdown (video). Giants receiver Victor Cruz lands to the turf and walks back to the huddle as if the play was over. However, he was not