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10 new on-field officials hired by the NFL for the 2022 season

The NFL has hired 10 new on-field officials who will join the officiating roster.



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A new wave of officials has just received the call that they have been waiting for during their entire careers. The NFL has hired 10 on-field officials and 5 replay assistants for the 2022 season. Additionally, 4 current replay assistants have been promoted to replay official.

All of the on-field officials have at least one year of experience in the Officiating Development Program.

Among the 10 new on-field officials, 8 are currently officiating in the USFL. Additionally, 5 of those 8 USFL officials also worked in the Alliance of American Football in 2019 and the XFL in 2020.

Umpire Mike Morton joins the list of former NFL players who have traded in their shoulder pads for stripes. Morton was a linebacker for 7 seasons in the NFL, playing for the Raiders, Rams, Packers, and Colts during his career. He is the first NFL official to have a Super Bowl ring as a player, as he won Super Bowl XXXIV with the Rams in the 1999 season.

Back judge Tra Boger is the son of current referee Jerome Boger. Line judge Robin DeLorenzo is the third female permanent on-field official to be hired by the NFL, joining down judge Sarah Thomas and line judge Maia Chaka. Side judge Lo Van Pham is the NFL’s first Asian-American official; he was born in Laos and moved to the United States at the age of 7.

New on-field officials

Officials are shown with the college conference they most recently worked in, their years in the ODP, assignments to a 2021-22 bowl game or conference championship, and spring pro league experience.

*-January college invitational game assignment only, †-development program for former players, §-cancelled bowl game, 🅰️2019 AAF, ❎2020 XFL, ☆currently in USFL

      College Conference ODP Experience 2021-22 bowl game and spring league experience
FJ 2 Tra Boger SEC 2019-21, 2022* Peach Bowl☆
DJ 84 Max Causey Pac-12 2018-21, 2022* Cotton Bowl🅰️❎☆
U 22 Brandon Cruse Big 12 2018-21, 2022* Big 12 Championship Game🅰️❎☆
DJ 134 Robin DeLorenzo Big Ten 2017-21, 2022* Fiesta Bowl🅰️❎ ☆
U 42 Duane Heydt ACC 2019-21 National Championship Game☆
U 49 Alex Moore SEC 2020, 2021* Fenway§
U 89 Mike Morton ACC 2014, 2015-17, 2018, 2020-21 ACC Championship Game🅰️❎☆
FJ 80 Alonzo Ramsey ACC 2019-2020, 2021-2022* NFLPA Collegiate Bowl*
SJ 60 Jeff Shears ACC 2021, 2022* National Championship Game
SJ 99 Lo Van Pham Big 12 2018-20, 2021-22* Mountain West Championship Game, Holiday Bowl§🅰️❎☆

New replay assistants

  • Karlton Derrick
  • Tim England
  • Ken Hall
  • Rick Loumiet
  • Jamie Tuss

Leaving the field

      Yrs College Occupation
R 99 Tony Corrente 27 Cal State-Fullerton former college officiating coordinator, retired educator
U 49 Rich Hall 19 Arizona custom cabinetry
DJ 134 Ed Camp 22 William Paterson physical education teacher
LJ 84 Mark Steinkerchner 28 Akron vice president
FJ 60 Gary Cavaletto 20 Hancock general manager, agricultural operations
FJ 3 Scott Edwards 23 Alabama environmental engineer
FJ 80 Greg Gautreaux 19 SW Louisiana accounting
FJ 22 Steve Zimmer 25 Hofstra attorney
SJ 73 Joe Larrew 19 St. Louis attorney

Promoted to referee

      Yrs Prev. Pos College Occupation
R 33 Tra Blake 3 Umpire Central Florida software quality assurance manager

Promoted to replay official

Yrs2021 crewCollegeOccupation
RORandy Campbell3MartinKansas Stateoil and gas
RODenise Crudup3HusseyWilmingtonaccounts payable analyst
ROBob Hubbell3RogersTexas A&Msteel sales
ROArtenzia Young-Seigler3CorrentePaul Quinn Collegecollege professor

Editor’s note: This post was updated from its original form with the full list of new replay assistants and promoted replay officials.

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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