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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.
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
|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|
|SJ||73||Joe Larrew||19||St. Louis||attorney|
Promoted to referee
|R||33||Tra Blake||3||Umpire||Central Florida||software quality assurance manager|
Promoted to replay official
|RO||Randy Campbell||3||Martin||Kansas State||oil and gas|
|RO||Denise Crudup||3||Hussey||Wilmington||accounts payable analyst|
|RO||Bob Hubbell||3||Rogers||Texas A&M||steel sales|
|RO||Artenzia Young-Seigler||3||Corrente||Paul Quinn College||college professor|
Editor’s note: This post was updated from its original form with the full list of new replay assistants and promoted replay officials.