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Officiating crews for the 2023 season

The list of the 17 crews and swing officials for the 2023 NFL season.

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Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2023 NFL season. This season, there are 12 new officials to replace 12 that retired or quit or were otherwise not retained. There are also 2 veterans designated as swing officials, both at the umpire position, who will move between crews through the season.

There is also a new referee this season, Alan Eck, who becomes the 9th new referee in the past 6 years. He is replacing 19-year veteran referee Jerome Boger, who retired during the offseason. Boger’s crew was disbanded, and Eck does not have any of those officials on his crew this season.

Crews

Crew members are listed with their years of NFL experience, including the upcoming season, the crew they were on last season, the college attended, and occupation. A replay official and replay assistant are assigned to each crew.

*indicates an official who is on the same crew as last season. Veteran officials who have changed positions from last season are noted on each crew. Information for first-year officials will be updated when available.

      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 122 Brad Allen 10   Pembroke State non-profit CEO
U 42 Duane Heydt 2 * South Carolina statistician and real-estate investor
DJ 53 Sarah Thomas 9 * Mobile sales representative
LJ 32 Walter Flowers 1 NA    
FJ 15 Rick Patterson 28 * Wofford banker
SJ 41 Boris Cheek 28 * Morgan State retired director of operations and management
BJ 38 Greg Yette 14 * Howard defense contractor
RO   Kirt Shay 5 Blake Xavier teacher
RA   Brian Davies 1 NA    
  • Position change: Shay (replay assistant→replay official).
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 3 Tra Blake 4   Central Florida software quality assurance manager
U 115 Tony Michalek 22 * Indiana chief executive officer
DJ 13 Patrick Turner 10 * Cal State-Long Beach plant manager
LJ 85 Daniel Gallagher 4 Allen Kent State athletic programs manager
FJ 97 Tom Hill 25 * Carson Newman retired teacher/coach
SJ 58 Don Willard 6 * Illinois State physical therapist
BJ 30 Todd Prukop 15 * Cal State-Fullerton medical sales representative
RO   Andrew Lambert 6 * Central Virginia Community College business development
RA   Larry Hanson 4 Allen California-San Diego  
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 34 Clete Blakeman 16   Nebraska attorney
U 127 Scott Campbell 1 NA California-Davis firefighter
DJ 8 Dana McKenzie 16 * Toledo claims adjuster
LJ 10 Julian Mapp 15 * Grambling State software quality assurance tester
FJ 43 Terry Brown 18 * Tennessee court director
SJ 99 Lo van Pham 2 * Colorado engineer/project manager
BJ 120 Jonah Monroe 9 Boger Arkansas engineer
RO   Chad Adams 6 * Cincinnati operations
RA   Ken Hall 3 *    
  • Position change: Monroe (SJ→BJ).
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 51 Carl Cheffers 24   California-Irvine sales manager
U 22 Brandon Cruse 2 * South Dakota School of Mines & Technology management consultant
DJ 63 Mike Carr 7 * Wisconsin athletic director
LJ 87 Tom Eaton 4 Rogers Central Florida fiscal manager
FJ 33 Nate Jones 5 * Rutgers firefighter/EMT FORMER NFL PLAYER
SJ 103 Eugene Hall 10 * North Texas federal agent
BJ 133 Martin Hankins 1 NA    
RO   Kevin Brown 5 * Purdue retired air traffic controller
RA   Karlton Derrick 2 * Stanford  
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 130 Land Clark 6   Sevier Valley Tech chief building official
U 121 Paul King 15 * Nichols College teacher
DJ 68 Tom Stephan 25 * Pittsburg State retired business broker
LJ 40 Brian Bolinger 7 * Indiana State corporate safety director
FJ 26 Jabir Walker 9 Hussey Murray State middle school teacher
SJ 114 Dominique Pender 4 * Howard trade support, finance and banking
BJ 88 Brad Freeman 10 Hussey Mississippi State sports park director
RO   Bob Hubbell 4 Rogers Texas A&M  
RA   Jim Van Geffen 1 NA    
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 76 Alan Eck 8 Hussey Bloomsburg State tax manager
U 110 Tab Slaughter 4 Blakeman Arkansas State chief operating officer
DJ 11 Fred Bryan 15 Martin Northern Iowa superintendent, juvenile correctional facility
LJ 134 Robin DeLorenzo 2 Hussey Fordham chief financial officer, telecommunications
FJ 117 John Jenkins 10 Kemp St. Mary’s sales executive
SJ 104 Dale Shaw 11 Kemp Allegheny pharmaceutical sales
BJ 78 Greg Meyer 22 Clark Texas Christian banker
RO   Denise Crudup 4 Torbert Wilmington  
RA   Gerald Frye 4 Torbert Gannon  
DJ 74 Derick Bowers INJURED 21 Novak East Central sales representative
  • Position changes: Eck (U→R), Bryan (U→DJ), DeLorenzo (DJ→LJ).
  • Substitution: Bowers injured in Week 1 and replaced by Bryan, who was originally a swing official.
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 29 Adrian Hill 14   Buffalo aerospace software engineer
U 81 Roy Ellison 21 * Savannah State IT engineer
DJ 24 David Oliver 7 * Baker information systems manager
FJ 31 Mearl Robinson 7 * Air Force retired U.S. Air Force instructor
SJ 5 Jim Quirk 13 * Middlebury financial advisor
BJ 12 Greg Steed 21 Rogers Howard computer systems analyst
RO   Roddy Ames 6 * Colby College attorney
RA   Joe Wollan 4 * St. Thomas  
LJ 17 Brett Bergman INJURED 1 NA    

Substitution: Following Week 1, Bergman is out for the season and a line judge from a crew that is off substitutes for him each week.

      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 83 Shawn Hochuli 10   Claremont financial advisor
U 77 Terry Killens 5 * Penn State campus security specialist FORMER NFL PLAYER
DJ 106 Patrick Holt 5 * North Carolina State IT manager
LJ 47 Tim Podraza 16 Torbert Nebraska business performance consultant
FJ 72 Jason Ledet 1 NA    
SJ 125 Chad Hill 6 * Mississippi medical sales
BJ 39 Rich Martinez 10 * Canisius sales manager
RO   Tyler Cerimeli 6 * Arizona State high school officials coordinator
RA   Tim Robinson 1 NA    
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 35 John Hussey 22   Idaho State sales representative
U 124 Carl Paganelli 24 Rogers Michigan State retired federal probation officer
DJ 44 Frank LeBlanc 4 Boger Lamar Institute of Technology neighborhood services manager
LJ 101 Carl Johnson 20 * Nicholls State retired sales manager, former full-time official
FJ 90 Anthony Flemming 4 Hochuli Texas A&M-Commerce senior auditor
SJ 56 Allen Baynes 16 * Auburn realtor
BJ 96 Matt Edwards 6 Cheffers Western Michigan healthcare sales
RO   Jamie Nicholson 6 * Ferris State teacher
RA   Larry Hill Jr. 2 * Hampton  
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 55 Alex Kemp 10   Central Michigan insurance agent
U 89 Mike Morton 2 * North Carolina dentist FORMER NFL PLAYER
DJ 113 Danny Short 7 * North Carolina-Charlotte executive director, global sales operations
LJ 59 Rusty Baynes 14 Boger Auburn-Montgomery general manager, safety services
FJ 28 Sean Petty 1 NA    
SJ 95 James Coleman 19 Martin Arkansas electrical engineer
BJ 93 Scott Helverson 21 * Iowa sales, printing and promotions
RO   Mike Chase 7 * Arizona State senior portfolio manager
RA   Jamie Alferi Tuss 2 * Oregon State sports management
  • Position change: Coleman (FJ→SJ).
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 19 Clay Martin 9   Oklahoma Baptist high school administrator and basketball coach
U 73 James Carter 1 NA    
DJ 6 Jerod Phillips 8 * Northeastern State elementary school teacher
LJ 98 Greg Bradley 15 Hochuli Tennessee chemical engineer
FJ 80 Alonzo Ramsey 2 Boger Howard  
SJ 107 Dave Hawkshaw 5 * Justice Institute of British Columbia firefighter
BJ 119 Greg Wilson 16 * USC retired police officer
RO   Brian Matoren 19 * Florida writer/producer
RA   Bryant Thompson 1 NA    
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 1 Scott Novak 10   Phoenix sales manager
U 131 Mark Pellis 10 Torbert Allegheny financial advisor
DJ 112 Brian Sakowski 1 NA Gannon quality engineer
LJ 75 Mark Stewart 6 Blake Pittsburg State rancher
FJ 23 Tra Boger 2 * Tulane assistant principal
SJ 118 David Meslow 13 * Augsburg College sales executive
BJ 111 Terrence Miles 16 * Arizona State quality control manager
RO   Matt Sumstine 6 * Phoenix real estate
RA   Tim England 2 *    
  • Number change: Boger (2→23).
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 126 Brad Rogers 7   Lubbock Christian college professor
U 128 Ramon George 8 Novak Lenoir-Rhyne financial underwriter
DJ 79 Kent Payne 20 * Nebraska Wesleyan agribusinessman
LJ 16 Kevin Codey 9 Hill Western New England middle school physical education teacher
FJ 50 Aaron Santi 9 * Southern Oregon middle school principal
SJ 36 Anthony Jeffries 6 * Alabama-Birmingham medical sales
BJ 2 Tyree Walton 1 NA    
RO   Durwood Manley 5 * Lubbock Christian sales territory manager
RA   Chad Wakefield 1 NA    
  • Position change: Manley (replay assistant→replay official).
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 14 Shawn Smith 9   Ferris State finance
U 92 Bryan Neale 10 * Indiana sales consultant
DJ 84 Jay Bilbo 1 NA    
LJ 45 Jeff Seeman 22 Cheffers Minnesota brokerage sales
FJ 109 Dyrol Prioleau 17 * Johnson C Smith manager, law firm
SJ 18 Clay Reynard 4 * California-Davis customer service representative
BJ 105 Dino Paganelli 18 * Aquinas College educator
RO   Mike Wimmer 21 * NYU producer
RA   Sebrina Brunson 4 * Florida Atlantic  
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 62 Ron Torbert 14   Michigan State attorney
U 20 Barry Anderson 17 Boger North Carolina State builder/developer
DJ 21 Max Causey 2 * Louisiana Tech financial advisor
LJ 100 Maia Chaka 3 Martin Norfolk State health and physical education teacher
FJ 25 Ryan Dickson 7 * Utah commercial real estate developer
SJ 7 Keith Washington 16 * Virginia Military Institute program financial analyst
BJ 67 Tony Josselyn 6 * Eastern Kentucky probation officer
RO   Artenzia Young-Seigler 4 Allen Paul Quinn College  
RA   Desiree Abrams 4 Clark Florida A&M food safety enforcement coordinator
  • Number change: Causey (84→21).
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 52 Bill Vinovich 18   San Diego certified public accountant
U 49 Alex Moore 2 * St. Petersburg compliance manager
DJ 129 Dale Keller 1 NA    
LJ 9 Mark Perlman 23 * Salem teacher
FJ 57 Joe Blubaugh 4 * Pittsburg State regional sales manager
SJ 86 Jimmy Buchanan 15 * South Carolina State food service director
BJ 82 Jimmy Russell 5 * Pasco Hernando State insurance agent
RO   Mark Butterworth 7 * Walsh non-profit COO
RA   Julie Johnson 1 NA    
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
R 4 Craig Wrolstad 21   Washington athletic director
U 54 Steve Woods 7 * Wabash financial advisor
DJ 48 Jim Mello 20 * Northeastern facilities manager
LJ 37 Tripp Sutter 5 * Nebraska biopharmaceutical rep
FJ 60 Jeff Shears 2 * Denver professor
SJ 132 Frank Steratore 1 NA   sales, sanitary supplies company
BJ 27 Grantis Bell 4 * West Virginia school counselor
RO   Kevin Stine 6 * Alabama-Birmingham regional sales manager
RA   Gavin Anderson 5 * Green River police officer
      Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
U 102 Bruce Stritesky 18 [swing] Embry Riddle airline pilot
U 11 Fred Bryan 15 Martin Northern Iowa superintendent, juvenile correctional facility
  • Swing officials can be assigned to any crew during the season.
  • Substitution: ‡Bryan switched to down judge and moved permanently to Alan Eck’s crew.

Senior staff

  • Walt Anderson, senior vice president of officiating training and development — centralized replay representative
  • Perry Fewell, senior vice president of officiating administration — centralized replay representative
  • Bret Ayers, director of video technology

Regional officiating coordinators

  • Garth DeFelice
  • Doug Rosenbaum
  • Gary Slaughter
  • Rob Vernatchi

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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