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Images of Week 1

Photos of the officials in action in Week 1.



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Sarah Thomas makes history.

Line Judge Gary Arthur acknowledges the crowd’s applause as he leaves the field after being injured on a punt play. We wish Mr. Arthur a speedy recovery.

Sean Payton and Walt Anderson talk it over

Washington coach Jay Gruden and field judge Boris Cheek trying to see eye to eye

Side judge Scott Edwards

Umpire Barry Anderson

Referee Pete Morelli flips the coin.

Bill Vinovich

Walt Anderson

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?"