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Replacement referee assignments, Week 2

We are expecting to get the officiating assignments piecemeal, rather than the full list. As we confirm, we will post here with the full spotters chart. In some cases, where the entire crew is not known to us, we have listed the crew that the head referee officiated with last week (generally, these are the crews that do not have an alternate official listed).

All times are Eastern. Positions are listed in order: referee, umpire, head linesman, line judge, field judge, side judge, and back judge. The illustration shows the relative positions of the officials on the field. The first-down chains are at the top sideline, the single yard-to-gain and the drive-start stakes at the bottom sideline. The chain crew switches sidelines at halftime, as do the four sideline officials.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Bears at Packers

Gerald Wright is assigned to the game. We are confirming the rest of his crew; Wright’s crew from Week 1 is listed here.

R 133 Gerald Wright
U 90 Steve Sadowski
HL 129 Michael Wilmoth
LJ 118 Alvin “A.J.” Thomas
FJ 122 George Trout
SJ 120 Guy Trawick
BJ 98 Aaron Schrein

Sunday, Sept. 16

Chiefs at Bills

R 22 Robert Dalton
U 100 Oscar Shorten
HL 10 Wayne Bernier
LJ 103 Larry Skarpa
FJ 72 John O’Brien
SJ 38 Jeffrey Garvin
BJ 56 Bobby Jackson
Alternate 19 David Clisham
Replay Bill Spyskma

Browns at Bengals


Vikings at Colts


Saints at Panthers

Brian Stropolo was replaced hours before kickoff at side judge because of pro-Saints pictures on his Facebook profile. The alternate, Tim Keese, normally at the umpire position, is active today.

R 133 Gerald Wright
SJ 58 Tim Keese (alternate replacement)
Alternate (none)

Texans at Jaguars

R 128 David White
U 44 Mike Hannon
HL 91 Edward Schmid
LJ 118 Alvin “A.J.” Thomas
FJ 105 Rusty Spindel
SJ 130 Barry Wilson
BJ 94 Peter Shafer
Alternate 81 Victor Pettus
Replay Carl Madsen
Supervisor Neely Dunn

Raiders at Dolphins

R 96 Mike Shepherd
U 114 Randy Tabler
HL 30 Tom Falcinelli
LJ 97 George Shinkan
FJ 139 Henry Zaborniak
SJ 78 Kevin Peloquin
BJ 61 Mark Kelsay

Cardinals at Patriots

R 92 David Scott
U 95 Rick Shavensky
HL 17 Ronald Castrovinci
LJ 116 Rondell Taylor
FJ 122 George Trout
SJ 41 Timothy Griffin
BJ 14 Craig Burd
Alternate 43 David Hale
Replay Dick Creed
Supervisor Ron Baynes

Buccaneers at Giants

R 20 Jim Core

Ravens at Eagles

R 36 Robert Frazer
U 47 Lemuel Hawkins
HL 9 Michael Bell
LJ 123 John Vachon
FJ 31 Larry Farina
SJ 136 Steve Hendley
BJ 48 Greg Hay

Redskins at Rams


Cowboys at Seahawks

R 12 Donovan Briggans
U 4 Dennis Angel
HL 63 Lynn Lawhon
LJ 27 Shannon Eastin
FJ 57 Eric Joe
SJ 16 Paul Caldera
BJ 32 Mike Fischer

Jets at Steelers

R 37 Jerry Frump
U 115 Brian Taylor
HL 29 Bill Etzler
LJ 23 Charles Derrick, Jr.
FJ 125 Randy Weissenhofer
SJ 8 Randall Beesley
BJ 74 Larry Orrico

Titans at Chargers

This crew, notably, officiated the Seahawks-Cardinals game last week, where the Seahawks were granted a fourth timeout in error. (The back judge was not assigned to that game last week.)

R Bruce Hermansen
U Ali Shetula
HL Rodney Russell
LJ Esteban Garza
FJ Jeff Sadorus
SJ Mike Riley
BJ Mark Wetzel

Lions at 49ers (NBC)

R 70 Richard “Matt” Nicks
U 107 Darin Stiers
HL 11 Tony Brasuell
LJ 52 Perry Hudspeth
FJ 135 Arthur Cook
SJ 108 Steve Stone
BJ 5 Chris Atterberry

Monday, Sept. 17

Broncos at Falcons

R 86 Kent Roan
U 68 Tim Morris
HL 2 Kevin Akin
LJ 50 Eric Hoffman
FJ 15 Brian Burkhart
SJ 111 Dwayne Strozier
BJ 117 Bill Theodore
Alternate 106 Kevin Stephenson
Replay Tom Sifferman
Supervisor Neely Dunn
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Ben Austro
Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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8 thoughts on “Replacement referee assignments, Week 2

  1. Tom Falcinetti is actually Falcinelli. He is the former commissioner of the AIFA arena league; and was a superb on field official in arena and college ball.

  2. The side judge originally scheduled for the Carolina – Saints game has been replaced for having a facebook page where is openly admits to being a Saints fan. This is being reported by ESPN.

  3. I find it interesting that some officials work two games a week. Also some of the officials from pre-season aren’t getting games in the regular season, and Bobby Jackson was a white hat in pre-season but is now a BJ. he was my SJ in one of my games in the SWAC Conference.

  4. Xavier, we are going to discuss that during the week, but there are less “white hats” (head referees) than there are crews. At least 2 preseason referees have not been assigned to regular season games. There are other duplicates at other positions too (not many), but it is much more obvious when the “R” shows up on Thursday and again on Sunday.

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