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Images from Week 12

Officials in action in Week 12.



Courtesy of team photographers

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Saint coach Sean Payton argues a call with head linesman Wayne Mackie:

Gene Steratore lends a hand to Russell Wilson:

Referee Walt Anderson talks with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh:

Line judge Jeff Bergman talks with Dolphins coach Joe Philbin:

Back judge Steve Freeman gets knocked down in a scrum:

Umpire Bryan Neale:

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?"

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