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2023 XFL season

XFL Week 8 officiating assignments

Week 8 of the XFL season has a Saturday doubleheader and an Easter Sunday doubleheader.



Week 8 of the XFL season has a Saturday doubleheader and an Easter Sunday doubleheader.

Arlington, D.C., and Houston can clinch a playoff berth with a win; D.C. and Houston can win their divisions with a win and other help. Vegas is eliminated from the playoffs.

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

Saturday, April 8

  • Vegas Vipers at St. Louis Battlehawks, 1 p.m. ESPN ESPN+ — Mike Vandervelde
  • Arlington Renegades at Orlando Guardians, 4 p.m. ESPN ESPN+ — Jeff Heaser

Sunday, April 9

  • Houston Roughnecks at San Antonio Brahmas, 3 p.m. ABC ESPN+ — Francisco Villar
  • D.C. Defenders at Seattle Sea Dragons, 7 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN+ — Jason Autrey


Replay officials and ball spotters are listed with the crews.

    Pro League Yrs Conference Crew
R Michael Vandervelde 1 Big 12  
U Krystle Apellaniz 1 Mountain West  
DJ Rod Ammari 3 Pac-12  
LJ Darren Deckard 1 Big 12  
FJ Jose Martinez 1 Big 12 Coyte
SJ Raymond Tate 1 SEC  
BJ David Ross 3 Pac-12  
RO Eric Oliver     St. Louis
X Austin Hill     St. Louis

    Pro League Yrs Conference Crew
R Jeff Heaser 3 ACC  
U Amanda Sauer 5 Big Ten  
DJ Marcus Allen 1 Big Ten Smith
LJ Steven Matarante 2 ACC  
FJ Kendall Smith 1 MAC  
SJ Gabriel DeLeon 1 Big 12  
BJ Peter Buchanan 1 ACC  
RO Andrew McGrath     Orlando
X Joey Calcagino     Orlando

    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 Brian Jones     San Antonio
X Austin Wright     San Antonio

    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  
FJ LaShell Nelson 3 Big Ten Smith
BJ Justin Staehr 1 Big Ten  
RO Steve Kovac     Seattle
X Charles Giles     Seattle

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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