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Officiating crews for the 2024 UFL season

70 officials were hired for the merged USFL/XFL league

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Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crews for the United Football League, the merger of the USFL and XFL.

The UFL uses the NFL’s 7-person mechanics and has 70 officials from the Football Bowl Subdivision conferences on ten crews. The league will follow NFL rules generally, with modifications from the USFL and XFL merged in.

Many of the officials have been scouted by the NFL under its Mackie Development Program, but the league had no formal role in the UFL staffing process. The UFL officiating staff includes seven women, the highest for a major spring league to date.

Officials are listed by their position and number with their current college conference, with offseason conference changes noted. Assignments for last season’s bowl games, all-star games, and conference championships are listed (alternates are not shown, except for the all-star games). The number of seasons in the Mackie Development Program, and in a spring pro league are indicated, which includes any AAF, USFL, or XFL roster position plus this UFL season. (The NFL officiating department declined to provide a roster for the MDP program in 2023, which may affect some totals. Officials that worked all-star games in early 2023 or NFL preseason games were counted.)

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 67 Derek Anderson 3 3 Big 12 ★ COTTON • BIG 12 CHAMP • SENIOR
U 18 Cat Conti 2 3 Big 12 ★ LAS VEGAS
DJ 51 Chad Green 3 2 SEC ★ SUN
LJ 50 Marcus Allen 0 2 Big Ten  
FJ 45 Kendall Smith 0 2 MAC ★ HAWAII
SJ 73 Justin Larrew 6 5 SEC ★ FIESTA • SENIOR
BJ 17 Jacob Kemp 5 2 Big Ten ★ SUGAR

 

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 5 Jason Autrey 0 2 SEC  
U 32 Ron Turner 0 4 SEC ★ HOLIDAY
DJ 26 Andy Warner 1 3 Big 12 ★ ROSE • BIG 12 CHAMP
LJ 71 Monique Washington 0 3 Pac-12 • LEGACY
FJ 55 Glen Fucik 5 5 SEC • SEC CHAMP
SJ 88 Phillip Hicks 1 2 Big Ten • BIG TEN CHAMP
BJ 37 Joe Johnston 6 4 ACC* ★ RELIAQUEST

*-New conference, formerly Pac-12  

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 72 Bryan Banks 3 3 Big Ten ★ SUGAR
U 15 Amanda Sauer 2 6 Big Ten  
DJ 85 Stephen Ray 3 2 SEC ★ ALAMO
LJ 95 Brian Perry 4 2 ACC • ACC CHAMP • SENIOR
FJ 53 Josh Aragon 0 2 Mountain West • MWC CHAMP • SENIOR
SJ 85 Ryan Flynn 0 2 ACC  
BJ 86 Brett Toney 0 2 SEC ★ ALAMO

 

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 84 Chris Coyte 0 2 Big Ten ★ TEXAS
U 54 Ian Malepeai 0 1 Mountain West ★ 68 VENTURES
DJ 28 Robert Richeson 5 2 Big 12 ★ ROSE • SHRINE
LJ 4 Jim Wharrie 0 4 Big Ten ★ SUGAR
FJ 92 Jose Martinez 0 2 Big 12 ★ MUSIC CITY • LEGACY
SJ 3 Wes Booker 5 3 Pac-12  
BJ 13 Justin Nelson 7 4 Big Ten* ★ GATOR

*New conference, formerly Pac-12 

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 22 Jeff Heaser 2 4 SEC* ★ CITRUS
U 59 William Thomas 8 3 ACC • ACC CHAMP • HULA
DJ 62 Cravonne Barrett 4 5 Big 12* ★ GASPARILLA
LJ 14 Jeremiah Harris 0 2 SEC • HULA
FJ 48 Michael Kennedy 0 2 American Athletic  
SJ 97 Gabriel DeLeon 3 2 Big 12 ★ ROSE • SHRINE
BJ 94 Donnie Aultman 0 2 Big 12 ★ COTTON

*New conferences, Heaser formerly ACC, Barrett formerly Pac-12
 

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 39 Stewart Mullins 0 2 ACC  
U 91 Dan Scanlan 2 2 Big 12 ★ FENWAY
DJ 16 Kole Knueppel 0 3 Big Ten ★ POP-TARTS
LJ 30 Nick Theriot 0 2 SEC • SEC CHAMP
FJ 10 LaShell Nelson 7 5 Big Ten  
SJ 70 Milton Britton 1 2 ACC ★ GUARANTEED RATE
BJ 81 Jacques Hooper 5 3 ACC  

 

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 27 Adam Savoie 5 5 ACC  
U 80 Daniel Gautreaux 4 5 SEC  
DJ 35 John Braun 0 1 Big 12 ★ FENWAY • HULA
LJ 90 Darren Deckard 0 2 Big 12 ★ FENWAY
FJ 25 Nicole Randolph 3 2 Big Ten ★ POP-TARTS
SJ 23 Raymond Daniel 5 3 Big Ten ★ DUKE’S MAYO
BJ 42 Peter Buchanan 0 2 ACC*  

*-New conference, formerly SEC 

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 8 Michael Vandervelde 0 2 Big 12 ★ ROSE • HULA
U 21 Krystle Apellaniz 1 3 ACC • LEGACY
DJ 99 Rod Ammari 0 4 Big Ten • BIG TEN CHAMP
LJ 38 Josiah Ford 1 2 ACC ★ L.A.
FJ 24 John Morton 0 2 Pac-12 ★ GASPARILLA
SJ 7 Raymond Tate 0 2 SEC ★ LIBERTY • HULA
BJ 75 David Ross 0 4 Pac-12 ★ PINSTRIPE

 

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2023 Bowls
R 79 Francisco Villar 3 5 Big Ten ★ DUKE’S MAYO
U 29 Chris Snead 5 4 SEC  
DJ 12 Kristopher Loving 0 2 Big Ten ★ DUKE’S MAYO • HULA • LEGACY
LJ 44 Steven Matarante 0 3 ACC  
FJ 31 Karina Tovar 2 3 Big 12* ★ PINSTRIPE • HULA • SENIOR
SJ 10 Michael Griffith 5 2 ACC ★ NATIONAL CHAMP • ACC CHAMP
BJ 6 Fred Dimpfel 0 3 ACC ★ INDEPENDENCE

*-New conference, formerly Pac-12

      MDP Yrs Pro League Yrs Conference 2022 Bowls
R 20 Scott Walker 0 2 SEC ★ SUN • SENIOR
U 9 Tutashinda Salaam 3 3 Big 12  
DJ 34 Sergio DeHoyos 0 2 Big Ten ★ ORANGE
LJ 2 Quentin Givens 6 5 Big 12 ★ LAS VEGAS
FJ 76 Eric Hartman 0 4 Big 12  
SJ 46 Conor Clougherty 3 2 ACC  
BJ 19 Justin Staehr 0 2 Big Ten • BIG TEN CHAMP • SENIOR

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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  1. phil griffin

    February 6, 2024 at 7:36 am

    very good crews in ufl spring league this year, i scouted several of them for the nfl officiating dept, the past 5 years.

  2. phil griffin

    February 23, 2024 at 6:57 am

    your staff does a great job, you should have zebta officiating apparel, like pullovers, and hats, as a nfl scout for walt anderson, since, 2015, your part of my sorce of getting information.

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