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Green heads Pro Bowl crew in his final game

ProBowl2014 Scott Green will head the Pro Bowl crew from Hawaii on Sunday. As the sun sets on paradise, so will also end Green’s 23-year NFL career. Side judge Larry Rose is retiring after the game, also.

The Pro Bowl assignment goes to officials that did not have a postseason game, although five members of this crew worked as alternates in the playoffs. The league first reviews union requests for assignments; in many cases, these are retiring officials or to commemorate certain individuals. After that, the league assigns a non-playoff official in the remaining positions to the most senior available official who has not done a Hawaii game since 2001. (The 2009 Pro Bowl in Miami is not counted.)

         Yr. Crew College Occupation
R 19 Scott Green 23    Delaware president, government support services
U 70 Scott Dawson 19 McAulay Virginia Tech president/owner, commercial construction company
HL 74 Derick Bowers 11 Parry East Central sales representative
LJ 130 Darryll Lewis 15 Corrente Dartmouth associate professor
FJ 20 Barry Anderson 7 Triplette North Carolina State builder/developer
SJ 128 Larry Rose 17 Green Florida financial planner
BJ 93 Scott Helverson 11 Green Iowa sales, printing and promotions
ALT 14 Ron Winter 19    Michigan State university professor
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13 thoughts on “Green heads Pro Bowl crew in his final game

  1. Scott Helverson was on Scott Green’s crew, not Walt Anderson’s crew. Walt Anderson’s back judge was Billy Smith.

  2. Thanks for the correction. That was a last minute change right before the season, and I never updated the spreadsheet that generates the roster table.

  3. Actually, officials ranked 12 at their position get the pro bowl (assuming all in front of them received a playoff game i.e. were eligible to work a playoff game). The running joke is # 11 works a wild card game and #12 get a free trip to Hawaii. # 11 is always heard saying “I should have F’d a few more calls and I’d be going to Hawaii. With all the poor and incorrect calls this past season, it’s a wonder the league didn’t have to charter a private jet to take a tpn pf the officials to Hawaii!

  4. I don’t think that has actually worked that way, or if it did, it has not been that way in a long time.

    The procedure outlined above is either a gentleman’s agreement between the league and union or it is actually part of the CBA.

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