10 NFL officials are calling their first ever playoff game on the field this weekend. Three of those officials have a playoff game in their first year eligible for the postseason.
The following officials are working on the field for the first time. In parentheses are prior alternate or Pro Bowl assignments.
- Down judge #106 Patrick Holt (first year eligible)
- Side judge #107 Dave Hawkshaw (first year eligible). Hawkshaw was in the CFL from 2005-18 and worked the Grey Cup championship game in 2015 and 2017.
- Field judge #42 Nate Jones (first year eligible)
- Side judge #58 Don Willard (second year eligible, alternate last year, pictured above)
- Back judge #67 Tony Josselyn (second year eligible)
- Line judge #40 Brian Bolinger (third year eligible, previous alternate)
- Down judge #113 Danny Short (third year eligible, two alternates)
- Line judge #75 Mark Stewart (second year eligible, alternate last year)
- Side judge #26 Jabir Walker (sixth year eligible, one previous alternate and Pro Bowl assignment)
- Umpire #54 Steve Woods (second year eligible, alternate last year)
Best wishes to all the officials in the Wild Card round this weekend!