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Week 1 photo album, 2016



Here are photos of officials in action in Week 1, courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images.

From team photographers (click on photo to open gallery):

From Getty Images:


Bart Longson (2) and Patrick Turner (13) meet Bill Belichick

Clete Blakeman takes a spill

Gene Steratore and Ed Walker cool Kubiak

Sarah Thomas

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?"