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Late-game DPI is the Call of the Week

Dominique Pender has the Call of the Week in week 3.



A veteran call with the game in the balance is our Call of the Week — except the call actually comes from an official in his second NFL game.

Side judge Dominque Pender, working as a rookie swing official this season, was faced with seemingly minor contact and threw a flag for defensive pass interference. This would have been a fourth-down game-deciding incomplete pass, so the foul really has to be there to continue the drive, and Pender called it decisively, as if the game wasn’t on the line.

It is the Week 3 Football Zebras Call of the Week for Week 3.

Cam Filipe is a forensic scientist and has been involved in football officiating for 12 years. Cam is in his fourth season as a high school football official. This is his ninth season covering NFL officiating for Football Zebras.

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