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Conference Championship officiating crews


Football Zebras has now confirmed the crews that will be working the Conference Championship games this 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.

Sunday, Jan. 19

AFC Conference Championship: Patriots at Broncos, 3 p.m. (CBS)

         Yr. Crew College Occupation
R 99 Tony Corrente 19    Cal State-Fullerton college officiating coordinator
U 121 Paul King 5 Vinovich Nicholls State school teacher
HL 79 Kent Payne 10 Cheffers Nebraska Wesleyan teacher
LJ 35 John Hussey 12 Hochuli Idaho State sales representative, retail logistics group
FJ 4 Craig Wrolstad 11 Hochuli Washington athletic director
SJ 97 Tom Hill 15 Winter Carson Newman teacher
BJ 119 Greg Wilson 6 Corrente USC law enforcement

NFC Conference Championship: 49ers at Seahawks, 6:30 p.m. (Fox)

         Yr. Crew College Occupation
R 114 Gene Steratore 11    Kent State co-owner, supply company
U 129 Bill Schuster 14 Steratore Alfred insurance broker
HL 8 Dana McKenzie 6 Morelli Toledo claims adjuster
LJ 18 Byron Boston 19 Anderson Austin tax consultant
FJ 3 Scott Edwards 15 Parry Alabama environmental engineer
SJ 78 Greg Meyer 12 Blakeman Texas Christian banker
BJ 46 Perry Paganelli 16 Parry Hope College retired high school administrator
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Ben Austro
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11 thoughts on “Conference Championship officiating crews

  1. McKinnely didn’t deserved a playoff game, he made a crucial mistake in the Giants-Redskins game.

  2. Is it possible that the HL on Steratore’s crew is Dana McKenzie. That would make a lot more sense (although sentimentally I wanted Mark Baltz to get it)

  3. Good crews all the way around. It looks to me thatPayne, Hussey, Wrolstad, hill, Boston, and P. Paganelli are becoming perennials in CC games.

  4. I am happy to see Paul king get a championship assignment. I worked with him as a high school official for many years.
    He is knowledgeable and very capable as well as a good rules man.

    Have a good game Paul !!

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