We have the assignments for the Divisional Playoffs weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern.
The postseason experience shown for the crew chief includes all assignments prior to being promoted to referee.
Saturday, Jan. 12
AFC Divisional Playoff: Ravens at Broncos, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)
Bill Vinovich is the referee. Vinovich is in his first season back on the field from medical leave he took in 2006. He is in his 7th year and 4th as referee. This is his 4th postseason assignment, including 1 Wild Card Playoff, 2 Divisional Playoffs, and 1 Conference Championship.
|R||52||Bill Vinovich||7||San Diego||certified public accountant, former NFL supervisor of officials|
|U||96||Undrey Wash||13||Cheffers||Texas-Arlington||claims controller|
|HL||54||George Hayward||22||Leavy||Missouri Western||vice-president and manager, warehouse company|
|LJ||107||Ron Marinucci||16||Blakeman||Glassboro State||vice president, novelty cone company|
|FJ||25||Bob Waggoner||16||Steratore||Juniata College||probation officer|
|SJ||62||Ronald Torbert||3||Parry||Michigan State||attorney|
|BJ||2||Billy Smith||19||Anderson||East Carolina||retired federal government|
- Alternates: Jeff Rice (upfield), Phil McKinnely (line), Lee Dyer (deep)
- Replay official: Tom Sifferman
- Replay assistant: Roger Ruth
- Supervisor: Gary Slaughter
- Observer: Duke Carroll
Vinovich did not have a regular season crew (referred to as a “swing official”). He substituted for the referee on the crews he worked this season. Vinovich officiated neither the Ravens nor the Broncos this season.
All crew members, with the obvious exception of Vinovich, officiated in Wild Card or Divisional Playoff games last season.
NFC Divisional Playoff: Packers at 49ers, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Jerome Boger is the referee. This is his 9th year and 7th as referee. This is Boger’s 4th postseason assignment; all were Divisional Playoffs.
|R||23||Jerome Boger||9||Morehouse College||commercial insurance underwriter|
|U||76||Darrell Jenkins||11||Morelli||San Jose State||retired|
|HL||79||Kent Payne||9||Cheffers||Nebraska Wesleyan||teacher|
|FJ||3||Scott Edwards||14||Parry||Alabama||environmental engineer|
|SJ||78||Greg Meyer||11||Blakeman||Texas Christian||banker|
|BJ||105||Dino Paganelli||7||Steratore||Aquinas College||educator|
- Alternates: Walt Anderson (upfield), Tom Symonette (line), Keith Washington (deep)
- Replay official: Bill Spyksma
- Replay assistant: Terry Sullivan
- Supervisor: Ed Coukart
- Observer: Phil Luckett
Boger saw both of these teams in his first two games. He was in San Francisco as the 49ers hosted the Bills in Week 5, and had the Packers away game against the Texans on Sunday night in Week 6. (Boger had a bye week in Week 4 when the lockout ended.)
Payne worked in the AFC Championship game last season.
Sunday, Jan. 13
NFC Divisional Playoff: Seahawks at Falcons, 1 p.m. (Fox)
Walt Coleman is the referee. This is his 24th year and 18th as referee. This is Coleman’s 16 postseason assignment, including 5 Wild Cards, 9 Divisional Playoffs, and 2 Conference Championships.
|R||65||Walt Coleman||24||Arkansas||manager, dairy processor|
|U||81||Roy Ellison||10||Coleman||Savannah State||technical staff member|
|HL||28||Mark Hittner||16||Hochuli||Pittsburg State||investment broker|
|LJ||18||Byron Boston||18||Anderson||Austin||tax consultant|
|FJ||4||Craig Wrolstad||10||Hochuli||Washington||athletic director|
|BJ||38||Greg Yette||3||Coleman||Howard||defense contractor|
- Alternates: Dan Ferrell (upfield), Jerry Bergman (line), Todd Prukop (deep)
- Replay official: Bob McGrath
- Replay assistant: Russell Yurk
- Supervisor: Neely Dunn
- Observer: John Schleyer
Coleman was in Atlanta for the first game after the lockout when the Falcons hosted the Panthers in Week 4.
Three members of this crew — Ellison, Hittner, and Wrolstad — were ranked in the top three last year and officiated the NFC Championship game. Yette, in his second year of eligibility, is working his first postseason game.
AFC Divisional Playoff: Texans at Patriots, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)
Tony Corrente is the referee. This is his 18th year and 15th as referee. This is Corrente’s 12 postseason assignment, including 5 Wild Card Playoffs, 2 Divisional Playoffs, 3 Conference Championships and Super Bowl XLI.
|R||99||Tony Corrente||18||Cal State-Fullerton||Pac-12 supervisor of officiating, former teacher|
|U||53||Garth DeFelice||15||Blakeman||San Diego State||distribution center manager, beverage company|
|HL||22||Steve Stelljes||11||Anderson||Friends||business planning manager|
|LJ||130||Darryll Lewis||14||Corrente||Dartmouth||associate professor|
|FJ||20||Barry Anderson||6||Triplette||North Carolina State||builder/developer|
|SJ||73||Joe Larrew||11||Boger||St Louis||attorney|
|BJ||119||Greg Wilson||5||Corrente||USC||law enforcement|
- Alternates: Bill Schuster (upfield), John Hussey (line), Terry Brown (deep)
- Replay official: Paul Weiner
- Replay assistant: Mike Wimmer
- Supervisor: Johnny Grier
- Observer: Jim Duke
Corrente officiated a Texans home game against the Ravens in Week 7 and a Texans road game against the Titans in Week 13.
For no readily apparent reason for the gap, Corrente last officiated a Patriots home game in the 2005 season opener against the Raiders. He has officiated several away games for the Patriots.
Only four members of the crew had playoff assignments last year. It should be noted that DeFelice was injured near the end of the 2011 season, and likely did not get a postseason assignment as a result.
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Actually 4 members of Corrente’s crew recieved Playoff Assignments last year. Corrente, Lewis and Wilson worked the Lions@Saints Wild Card Game while Larrew worked the Broncos@Patriots Divisional Game.
Oops. You are correct. We had a note in this post that Larrew was substituting for Mike Weatherford on that crew, but then put Weatherford in the roster. Updating our database, the post from last year, and this post. Oddly, we had the correct roster in the live blog post for that game.
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