The NFL’s 104th season begins Thursday night at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of professional football. Football Zebras has confirmed that Adrian Hill, who is commencing his 14th season and 5th as referee, will lead a mixed crew in the first preseason game of 2023 between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.
This is Hill’s first Pro Football Hall of Fame Game assignment at any position. His mixed crew has 133 years of combined on-field officiating experience. The Thursday night game will be aired on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.
|R||29||Adrian Hill||14||Buffalo||aerospace software engineer|
|U||81||Roy Ellison||21||Hill||Savannah State||IT engineer|
|DJ||48||Jim Mello||20||Wrolstad||Northeastern||facilities manager|
|FJ||43||Terry Brown||18||Blakeman||Tennessee||court director|
|SJ||7||Keith Washington||16||Torbert||Virginia Military Institute||program financial analyst|
|BJ||12||Greg Steed||21||Hill||Howard||computer systems analyst|
|RO||Mark Butterworth||7||Vinovich||Walsh||non-profit COO|