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XFL Week 5 officiating assignments

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Week 5 of the XFL season has a Thursday night game, a Saturday night doubleheader and a Sunday night game.

The referee assignments are listed below and their crews are shown in the tables with the replay official and ball spotter. XFL officials do not have uniform numbers.

All times are Eastern.

Game assignments

Thursday, March 16

  • Houston Roughnecks at Seattle Sea Dragons, 10:30 p.m. ESPN ESPN+ — Jason Autrey

Saturday, March 18

  • DC Defenders at St. Louis Battlehawks, 7 p.m.  FX  ESPN+ — Francisco Villar
  • Orlando Guardians at Vegas Vipers, 10 p.m.  FX  ESPN+ — Mike Vandervelde

Sunday, March 19

  • Arlington Renegades at San Antonio Brahmas, 9 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN+ — Jeff Heaser


Replay officials and ball spotters are listed with the crews.

    Pro League Yrs Conference Crew
R Jason Autrey 1 SEC  
U William Thomas 2 ACC  
DJ Andy Warner 2 Big 12  
LJ Cat Conti 1 Big 12  
FJ Eric Hartman 3 American Athletic  
SJ Sean Petty 1 SEC  
BJ Justin Staehr 1 Big Ten  
RO Steve Kovac     Seattle
X Charles Giles     Seattle

    Pro League Yrs Conference Crew
R Francisco Villar 4 Pac-12  
U Chris Snead 3 SEC  
DJ Dale Keller 4 Pac-12  
LJ Kole Knuepell 1 Big Ten  
FJ Karina Tovar 1 ACC  
SJ Milton Britton 1 ACC  
BJ Fred Dimpfel 1 ACC  
RO Eric Oliver     St. Louis
X Austin Hill     St. Louis

    Pro League Yrs Conference Crew
R Michael Vandervelde 1 Big 12  
U Amanda Sauer 5 Big Ten Heaser
DJ Rod Ammari 3 Pac-12  
LJ Darren Deckard 1 Big 12  
FJ Conor Clougherty 1 ACC  
SJ Raymond Tate 1 SEC  
BJ David Ross 3 Pac-12  
RO Brian Brown     Las Vegas
X Eddie Garcia     Las Vegas

    Pro League Yrs Conference Crew
R Jeff Heaser 3 ACC  
U Krystle Apellaniz 1 Mountain West Vandervelde
DJ Cravonne Barrett 4 Pac-12  
LJ Steven Matarante 2 ACC  
FJ Kendall Smith 1 MAC  
SJ Gabriel DeLeon 1 Big 12  
BJ Peter Buchanan 1 ACC

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RO Brian Jones     San Antonio
X Austin Wright     San Antonio
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Ben Austro
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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2 thoughts on “XFL Week 5 officiating assignments

  1. This officiating is a joke.

    Just watched a ponytail throw a holding penalty on a WR executing a perfect stalk block … negating a TD run. People that never played football should not officiate it.

    Bad joke

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