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2022 USFL season

USFL Week 10 officiating assignments

The officiating assignments for final week of the 2022 USFL regular season.



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The USFL has done something that no major spring league has done since the 2001 XFL — finish the regular season schedule.

This is the final week that games will be played in Birmingham, Ala. All games this weekend are at Legion Field, the home stadium for the Week 8 games. Due to the World Games being hosted by Birmingham in July, the postseason moved to the Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

There were some travel logistics issues which caused a scramble on Friday to reassign the officials for this final weekend. Referee Bryan Banks will head James Carter’s crew, with Carter joining the crew at umpire for one game. Duane Heydt has his full crew for the other two games.

Game assignments

All games are played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., and times listed are Eastern.

Saturday, June 18

  • Philadelphia Stars vs. New Jersey Generals, 12 noon USA — Bryan Banks (James Carter crew)
  • Birmingham Stallions vs. Tampa Bay Bandits, 4 p.m. Fox — Duane Heydt

Sunday, June 19

  • Michigan Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Maulers, 4 p.m. USA — Bryan Banks (James Carter crew)
  • New Orleans Breakers vs. Houston Gamblers, 8:30 p.m. FS1 — Duane Heydt


Pro Seasons include AAF, XFL, and NFL (including those hired for the 2022 NFL season, marked with ★)

      Pro Seasons College Conference
R 72 Bryan Banks 1 Big Ten
U 3 Brandon Cruse PHI-NJ ★ 4 Big 12
U 26 James Carter* MIC-PIT 3 SEC
DJ   (swing)    
LJ 21 Max Causey ★ 4 Pac-12
FJ 29 Jimmy DeBell 10 former NFL
SJ 9 Tuta Salaam 1 Big 12
BJ 24 Tra Boger ★ 2 SEC


*Carter’s crew, but he will work as umpire this weekend. For PHI-NJ, Barrett and Flowers from Heydt’s crew (below) will fill in at DJ for the first and second half, respectively. For MIC-PIT, Cruse will cover the DJ position.

      Pro Seasons College Conference
R 22 Duane Heydt ★ 2 ACC
U 4 Amanda Sauer 3 Big Ten
DJ 62 Cravone Barrett 3 Pac-12
LJ 58 Walter Flowers 1 SEC
FJ 8 Glen Fucik 3 SEC
SJ 98 Frank Steratore 3 Big Ten
BJ 11 Tyree Walton 3 Big 12

Assigned to all games:

  • Replay official: Mike Pereira (from the USFL Replay Center in Los Angeles)
  • Supervisor: Ron Baynes

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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