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NFL announces 2014 officials



This post has been updated to reflect changes in the 2014 officiating staff after the initial announcement.

The NFL has announced its 2014 roster of officials (full list below after the jump).  The roster features 12 new hires.  Earlier we reported that 11 officials were not going to return to the field for 2014. Field judge Mike Weir is not listed as returning this season, in addition to 11 other departures we previously noted, according to the roster released by the league.

Previously we were able to confirm six of the new hires.

The new hires are, with uniform number, position and college conference:

  • Brad Allen, #122, referee, ACC
  • Brad Freeman, #88, field judge, SEC
  • Eugene Hall, #103, field judge, Big 12
  • Shawn Hochuli, #83, side judge, Pac-12
  • John Jenkins, #117, field judge, Pac-12
  • Alex Kemp, #55, side judge, Big Ten
  • Rich Martinez, #39, back judge, SEC
  • Bryan Neale, #92, umpire, Big Ten
  • Scott Novak, #1, side judge, Big 12
  • Steve Patrick, #17, back judge, SEC
  • Patrick Turner, #13, head linesman, Pac-12
  • Ed Walker, #123, line judge, Pac-12
  • Mark Pellis, #131, umpire, American Athletic

This is the first time since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger that numbers 1 and 13 have been issued.  Congratulations to all the new hires!

In addition to the new hires, 21 officials from the college ranks will take part in the second NFL advanced training program this preseason.

As we reported earlier, Ronald Torbert and Craig Wrolstad are new referees, replacing the retired Scott Green and Ronald Winter.  Adrian Hill moves to field judge from line judge for 2014.  Jim Howey moves to field judge from head linesman and Julian Mapp moves to head linesman from line judge.

There is an interesting position assignment for new hire Brad Allen.  He has referee experience in college and worked deep in the secondary last preseason in the NFL’s advanced training program, yet for 2014, the NFL hired him as an umpire.  We have a story on that coming soon.

The NFL has not released the crew assignments for 2014.

Update 7/15/14: Updated post to reflect the following:

Sources: NFL, Record & Fact Book.

Yrs College Occupation
R 122 Brad Allen 1 Pembroke State non-profit CEO
FJ 20 Barry Anderson 8 North Carolina State builder/developer
R 66 Walt Anderson 19 Texas college officiating coordinator, retired dentist
LJ 108 Gary Arthur 18 Wright State president, commercial printing company
SJ 72 Michael Banks 13 Illinois State carpenter foreman
SJ 56 Allen Baynes 7 Auburn realtor
LJ 59 Rusty Baynes 5 Auburn-Montgomery general manager, safety services
LJ 32 Jeff Bergman 23 Robert Morris president and chief executive officer, medical services
HL 91 Jerry Bergman 13 Robert Morris sales executive
R 34 Clete Blakeman 7 Nebraska attorney
R 23 Jerome Boger 11 Morehouse College retired commercial insurance underwriter
LJ 18 Byron Boston 20 Austin tax consultant
HL 74 Derick Bowers 12 East Central sales representative
HL 98 Greg Bradley 6 Tennessee chemical engineer
U 31 Chad Brown 23 East Texas State retired executive manager of facilities/student affairs administration
FJ 43 Terry Brown 9 Tennessee probation supervisor
U 11 Fred Bryan 6 Northern Iowa superintendent, juvenile correctional facility
FJ 86 Jimmy Buchanan 6 South Carolina State insurance agent
HL 134 Ed Camp 14 William Paterson physical education teacher
FJ 60 Gary Cavaletto 12 Hancock general manager, agricultural operations
FJ 41 Boris Cheek 19 Morgan State director of operations and management
R 51 Carl Cheffers 15 California-Irvine sales manager
SJ 95 James Coleman 10 Arkansas electrical engineer
R 65 Walt Coleman 26 Arkansas manager dairy processor
R 99 Tony Corrente 20 Cal State-Fullerton college officiating coordinator
SJ 58 Jimmy DeBell 6 SUNY-Brockport physical education teacher and golf coach
BJ 6 Kirk Dornan 21 Central Washington purchasing manager
BJ 27 Lee Dyer 12 Tennessee-Chattanooga sales manager
FJ 3 Scott Edwards 16 Alabama environmental engineer
U 81 Roy Ellison 12 Savannah State technical staff member
BJ 61 Keith Ferguson 15 San Jose State sales
U 64 Dan Ferrell 12 Cal State-Fullerton director, parts logistics and supply chain management
U 71 Ruben Fowler 9 Huston-Tillotson retired firefighter
FJ 88 Brad Freeman 1 Mississippi State sports park director
BJ 133 Steve Freeman 14 Mississippi State custom home builder
FJ 80 Greg Gautreaux 13 SW Louisiana athletic programs manager
FJ 103 Eugene Hall 1 North Texas federal agent
U 49 Rich Hall 11 Arizona custom cabinetry
U 40 Butch Hannah 16 Middle Tennessee State retired federal probation officer
SJ 125 Laird Hayes 20 Princeton owner of football camps for high school and youth
HL 54 George Hayward 24 Missouri Western vice-president and manager, warehouse company
BJ 93 Scott Helverson 12 Iowa sales, printing and promotions
FJ 29 Adrian Hill 5 Buffalo software engineer
SJ 97 Tom Hill 16 Carson Newman teacher
HL 28 Mark Hittner 18 Pittsburg State investment broker
R 85 Ed Hochuli 25 Texas-El Paso attorney
SJ 83 Shawn Hochuli 1 Claremont
FJ 82 Buddy Horton 16 Oregon State water service worker
HL 37 Jim Howey 16 Erskine College director of adult education
LJ 35 John Hussey 13 Idaho State sales representative, retail logistics group
U 76 Darrell Jenkins 13 San Jose State retired
FJ 117 John Jenkins 1 St. Mary’s
LJ 101 Carl Johnson 11 Nicholls State full-time official
SJ 55 Alex Kemp 1 Central Michigan
U 121 Paul King 6 Nicholls State school teacher
FJ 21 Jeff Lamberth 13 Texas A&M attorney
SJ 73 Joe Larrew 13 St Louis attorney
R 127 Bill Leavy 20 San Jose State retired firefighter
LJ 130 Darryll Lewis 16 Dartmouth associate professor
FJ 89 Jon Lucivansky 6 Minnesota college educator
HL 106 Wayne Mackie 8 Colgate director of operations, housing
LJ 10 Julian Mapp 6 Grambling State software QA tester
LJ 107 Ron Marinucci 18 Glassboro State vice president, novelty cone company
BJ 39 Rich Martinez 1 Canisius
R 77 Terry McAulay 17 Louisiana State college officiating coordinator
HL 5 John McGrath 13 Kentucky vice president of sales
HL 8 Dana McKenzie 7 Toledo claims adjuster
HL 110 Phil McKinnely 13 UCLA inventory control
HL 48 Jim Mello 11 Northeastern facilities manager
FJ 118 David Meslow 4 Augsburg College marketing manager
SJ 78 Greg Meyer 13 Texas Christian banker
U 115 Tony Michalek 13 Indiana commercial fitness equipment
BJ 111 Terrence Miles 7 Arizona State quality control manager
R 135 Pete Morelli 18 St Mary’s high school principal
U 92 Bryan Neale 1 Indiana sales consultant
SJ 1 Scott Novak 1 Phoenix sales manager
U 124 Carl Paganelli 15 Michigan State retired federal probation officer
BJ 105 Dino Paganelli 9 Aquinas College educator
BJ 46 Perry Paganelli 17 Hope College retired high school administrator
R 132 John Parry 15 Purdue financial advisor
BJ 17 Steve Patrick 1 Jacksonville State owner, supply company
SJ 15 Rick Patterson 19 Wofford banker
HL 79 Kent Payne 11 Nebraska Wesleyan teacher
U 131 Mark Pellis 1 Allegheny financial advisor
LJ 9 Mark Perlman 14 Salem teacher
LJ 47 Tim Podraza 7 Nebraska corporate real estate
FJ 109 Dyrol Prioleau 8 Johnson C Smith manager, law firm
BJ 30 Todd Prukop 6 Cal State-Fullerton medical sales representative
BJ 63 Jim Quirk 5 Middlebury financial advisor
U 44 Jeff Rice 20 Northwestern attorney
SJ 67 Doug Rosenbaum 14 Illinois Wesleyan financial consultant
U 129 Bill Schuster 15 Alfred insurance broker
LJ 45 Jeff Seeman 13 Minnesota brokerage sales
BJ 104 Dale Shaw 2 Allegheny pharmaceutical sales
LJ 90 Mike Spanier 16 St Cloud State middle school principal
HL 24 Tom Stabile 20 Slippery Rock secondary educational administrator
BJ 12 Greg Steed 12 Howard computer systems analyst
LJ 84 Mark Steinkerchner 21 Akron vice-president
HL 22 Steve Stelljes 13 Friends business planning manager
LJ 68 Tom Stephan 16 Pittsburg State business broker
R 114 Gene Steratore 12 Kent State co-owner, supply company
BJ 112 Tony Steratore 15 California (Pa.) co-owner, supply company
U 102 Bruce Stritesky 9 Embry Riddle airline pilot
LJ 100 Tom Symonette 11 Florida certified public accountant
R 62 Ronald Torbert 5 Michigan State attorney
R 42 Jeff Triplette 19 Wake Forest restructuring consultant
HL 13 Patrick Turner 1 Cal State-Long Beach plant manager
SJ 75 Rob Vernatchi 11 California-Riverside enforcement investigator
HL 36 Tony Veteri 23 Manhattan College physical education teacher
R 52 Bill Vinovich 10 San Diego accountant, former NFL officiating supervisor
FJ 25 Bob Waggoner 18 Juniata College retired probation officer
LJ 123 Ed Walker 1 San Jose State real estate management
U 96 Undrey Wash 15 Texas-Arlington claims controller
SJ 7 Keith Washington 7 Virginia Military Institute program financial analyst
SJ 116 Mike Weatherford 13 Oklahoma State energy trader
BJ 119 Greg Wilson 7 USC law enforcement
R 4 Craig Wrolstad 12 Washington athletic director
BJ 38 Greg Yette 5 Howard defense contractor
FJ 33 Steve Zimmer 18 Hofstra attorney

Mark Schultz is a high school football official, freelance writer and journalist. He first became interested in officiating when he was six years old, was watching a NFL game with his father and asked the fateful question, "Dad, what are those guys in the striped shirts doing?"