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Late-game DPI is the Call of the Week

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.

Cameron Filipe
Cam Filipe is a senior at the University of New Haven, majoring in forensic science. He has been involved in football officiating for eight years and currently works as a flag football official in college. This is his fifth season covering NFL officiating for Fᴏᴏᴛʙᴀʟʟ Zᴇʙʀᴀs.