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Officiating crews for the 2024 season

The list of the 17 crews for the 2024 NFL season.



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Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2024 NFL season. This season, there are 5 new officials to replace the 6 that left the field at the end of last season. There is also a line of scrimmage official designated as a swing official who will move between crews through the season, reducing the swing bench from last year’s count of two.

There are three women on the field with the hiring of field judge Karina Tovar and the departure of line judge Maia Chaka. There are also six women working as replay officials or replay assistants.

Derek Anderson, who just finished his stint as a Big 12 referee, will be a line judge in the NFL, just as his father Walt was from 1996 to 2002 before being promoted to referee (and with the same number). Walt Anderson was most recently the head of the officiating department, but was reassigned to allow his son to be hired and as part of a larger departmental reorganization.

There are two open replay assistant positions that have not yet been filled.


Crew members are listed with their years of NFL experience, including the upcoming season, the crew they were on last season, and, where known the college they attended and their occupation outside of the NFL.

*indicates an official who is on the same crew as last season. Officials and replay staff who have changed positions from last season are noted on each crew. Information for first-year officials (and other missing information) will be updated when available.

      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 122 Brad Allen 11   Pembroke State nonprofit CEO
U 42 Duane Heydt 3 * South Carolina statistician and real-estate investor
DJ 53 Sarah Thomas 10 * Mobile sales representative
LJ 32 Walter Flowers 2 *    
FJ 15 Rick Patterson 29 * Wofford banker
SJ 125 Chad Hill 7 Hochuli Mississippi medical sales
BJ 2 Tyree Walton 2 Rogers Adams State wealth manager
RO   Kevin Brown 6 Cheffers Purdue retired air traffic controller
RA   Durwood Manley 6 Rogers Lubbock Christian sales territory manager
  • Position change: Manley (replay official→replay assistant).
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 3 Tra Blake 5   Central Florida software quality assurance manager
U 124 Carl Paganelli 25 Hussey Michigan State retired federal probation officer
DJ 13 Patrick Turner 11 * Cal State-Long Beach plant manager
LJ 87 Tom Eaton 5 Cheffers Central Florida fiscal manager
FJ 31 Mearl Robinson 8 Hill Air Force retired U.S. Air Force instructor
SJ 58 Don Willard 7 * Illinois State physical therapist
BJ 27 Grantis Bell 5 Wrolstad West Virginia school counselor
RO   Tyler Cerimeli 7 Hochuli Arizona State high school officials coordinator
RA   Tim Robinson 2 Hochuli    
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 34 Clete Blakeman 17   Nebraska attorney
U 127 Scott Campbell 2 * California-Davis firefighter
DJ 8 Dana McKenzie 17 * Toledo claims adjuster
LJ 10 Julian Mapp 16 * Grambling State software quality assurance tester
FJ 91 Karina Tovar 1 (Pac-12) Cal State-Northridge  
SJ 95 James Coleman 20 Kemp Arkansas electrical engineer
BJ 120 Jonah Monroe 10 * Arkansas engineer
RO   Chad Adams 7 * Cincinnati operations
  • Position change: Tovar (college S→FJ)
  • TBA: A replay assistant will be hired for this crew.

      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 51 Carl Cheffers 25   California-Irvine sales manager
U 22 Brandon Cruse 3 * South Dakota School of Mines & Technology management consultant
DJ 63 Mike Carr 8 * Wisconsin athletic director
LJ 134 Robin DeLorenzo 3 Eck Fordham chief financial officer
FJ 103 Eugene Hall 11 * North Texas federal agent
SJ 33 Nate Jones 6 * Rutgers firefighter/EMT FORMER NFL PLAYER
BJ 133 Martin Hankins 2 * Memphis court clerk
RO   Kirt Shay 6 Allen Xavier teacher
RA   Brian Davies 2 Allen    
  • Position changes: Hall (SJ→FJ), Jones (FJ→SJ).
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 130 Land Clark 7   Sevier Valley Tech chief building official
U 121 Paul King 16 * Nichols College teacher
DJ 68 Tom Stephan 26 * Pittsburg State retired business broker
LJ 46 Jeff Hutcheon 1 (Pac-12) Northwest Missouri State pastor, non-profit CEO
FJ 26 Jabir Walker 10 * Murray State middle school teacher
SJ 114 Dominique Pender 5 * Howard trade support, finance and banking
BJ 88 Brad Freeman 11 * Mississippi State sports park director
RO   Bob Hubbell 5 * Texas A&M steel sales
RA   Jim Van Geffen 2 * Texas-Austin director of supply chain management
  • Position change: Hutcheon (college H→LJ).
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 76 Alan Eck 9   Bloomsburg State tax manager
U 110 Tab Slaughter 5 * Arkansas State chief operating officer
DJ 74 Derick Bowers 22 * East Central sales representative
LJ 66 Derek Anderson 1 (Big 12)    
FJ 117 John Jenkins 11 * St. Mary’s sales executive
SJ 104 Dale Shaw 12 * Allegheny pharmaceutical sales
BJ 78 Greg Meyer 23 * Texas Christian banker
RO   Joe Wollan 5 Hill St. Thomas recruiting
RA   Larry Hanson 5 Blake California-San Diego health and safety
  • Position changes: Anderson (college R→LJ), Wollan (replay assistant→replay official).
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 29 Adrian Hill 15   Buffalo aerospace software engineer
U 81 Roy Ellison 22 * Savannah State IT engineer
DJ 24 David Oliver 8 * Baker information systems manager
LJ 98 Greg Bradley 16 Martin Tennessee chemical engineer
FJ 23 Tra Boger 3 Novak Tulane assistant principal
SJ 18 Clay Reynard 5 Smith California-Davis customer service representative
BJ 12 Greg Steed 22 * Howard computer systems analyst
RO   Kevin Stine 7 Wrolstad Alabama-Birmingham regional sales manager
RA   Desiree Abrams 5 Torbert Florida A&M food safety enforcement coordinator
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 83 Shawn Hochuli 11   Claremont financial advisor
U 77 Terry Killens 6 * Penn State campus security specialist FORMER NFL PLAYER
DJ 106 Patrick Holt 6 * North Carolina State IT manager
LJ 47 Tim Podraza 17 * Nebraska business performance consultant
FJ 72 Jason Ledet 2 * Nicholls State physical therapy and rehabilitation
SJ 5 Jim Quirk 14 Hill Middlebury financial advisor
BJ 82 Jimmy Russell 6 Vinovich Pasco Hernando State insurance agent
RO   Jamie Nicholson 7 Hussey Ferris State teacher
  • TBA: A replay assistant will be hired for this crew.
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 35 John Hussey 23   Idaho State nonprofit founder and CEO
U 115 Tony Michalek 23 Blake Indiana chief executive officer
DJ 21 Max Causey 3 Torbert Louisiana Tech financial advisor
LJ 101 Carl Johnson 21 * Nicholls State retired sales manager, former full-time official
FJ 90 Anthony Flemming 5 * Texas A&M-Commerce senior auditor
SJ 56 Allen Baynes 17 * Auburn realtor
BJ 96 Matt Edwards 7 * Western Michigan real estate investment specialist
RO   Andrew Lambert 7 Blake Central Virginia Community College business development
RA   Sebrina Brunson 5 Smith Florida Atlantic case specialist
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 55 Alex Kemp 11   Central Michigan insurance agent
U 89 Mike Morton 3 * North Carolina dentist FORMER NFL PLAYER
DJ 100 Robert Richeson 1 (Big 12) Fort Hays State high school technology teacher
LJ 59 Rusty Baynes 15 * Auburn-Montgomery general manager, safety services
FJ 28 Sean Petty 2 *    
SJ 99 Lo van Pham 3 Blakeman Colorado engineer/project manager
BJ 93 Scott Helverson 22 * Iowa sales, printing and promotions
RO   Gerald Frye 5 Eck Gannon veterinarian
RA   Julie Johnson 2 Vinovich Maryland coordinator of intramural sports
  • Position changes: Richeson (college U→DJ), Frye (replay assistant→replay official).
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 19 Clay Martin 10   Oklahoma Baptist retired high school administrator and basketball coach
U 73 James Carter 2 *   insurance
DJ 6 Jerod Phillips 9 * Northeastern State real estate agent
LJ 97 Brian Perry 1 (ACC) Texas mutual funds
FJ 80 Alonzo Ramsey 3 * Howard banking
SJ 107 Dave Hawkshaw 6 * Justice Institute of British Columbia firefighter, former CFL official
BJ 119 Greg Wilson 17 * USC retired police officer
RO   Brian Matoren 20 * Florida writer/producer
RA   Bryant Thompson 2 *    
  • Position change: Perry (college H→LJ).
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 1 Scott Novak 11   Phoenix sales manager
U 131 Mark Pellis 11 * Allegheny financial advisor
DJ 112 Brian Sakowski 2 * Gannon quality engineer
LJ 75 Mark Stewart 7 * Pittsburg State rancher
FJ 43 Terry Brown 19 Blakeman Tennessee court director
SJ 118 David Meslow 14 * Augsburg College sales executive
BJ 111 Terrence Miles 17 * Arizona State quality control manager
RO   Matt Sumstine 7 * Phoenix real estate
RA   Tim England 3 *    
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 126 Brad Rogers 8   Lubbock Christian college professor
U 92 Bryan Neale 11 Smith Indiana sales consultant
DJ 79 Kent Payne 21 * Nebraska Wesleyan agribusinessman
LJ 16 Kevin Codey 10 * Western New England middle school physical education teacher
FJ 57 Joe Blubaugh 5 Vinovich Pittsburg State regional sales manager
SJ 36 Anthony Jeffries 7 * Alabama-Birmingham medical sales
BJ 38 Greg Yette 15 Allen Howard defense contractor
RO   Roddy Ames 7 Hill Colby College attorney
RA   Artenzia Young-Seigler 5 Torbert Paul Quinn College college professor
  • Position change: Young-Seigler (replay official→replay assistant).
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 14 Shawn Smith 10   Ferris State finance
U 49 Alex Moore 3 Vinovich St. Petersburg compliance manager
DJ 84 Jay Bilbo 2 * Ottawa (Kansas) information technology
LJ 45 Jeff Seeman 23 * Minnesota brokerage sales
FJ 109 Dyrol Prioleau 18 * Johnson C Smith manager, law firm
SJ 41 Boris Cheek 29 Allen Morgan State retired director of operations and management
BJ 105 Dino Paganelli 19 * Aquinas College educator
RO   Mike Wimmer 22 * NYU producer
RA   Larry Hill Jr. 5 Hussey Hampton judge
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 62 Ron Torbert 15   Michigan State attorney
U 20 Barry Anderson 18 * North Carolina State builder/developer
DJ 44 Frank LeBlanc 5 Hussey Lamar Institute of Technology neighborhood services manager
LJ 40 Brian Bolinger 8 Clark Indiana State corporate safety director
FJ 25 Ryan Dickson 8 * Utah commercial real estate developer
SJ 7 Keith Washington 17 * Virginia Military Institute program financial analyst
BJ 67 Tony Josselyn 7 * Eastern Kentucky probation officer
RO   Mike Chase 8 Kemp Arizona State senior portfolio manager
RA   Jamie Alfieri-Tuss 3 Kemp Oregon State sports management
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 52 Bill Vinovich 19   San Diego certified public accountant
U 102 Bruce Stritesky 19 (swing) Embry Riddle airline pilot
DJ 129 Dale Keller 2 * Nevada-Reno director of civil engineering
LJ 37 Tripp Sutter 6 Wrolstad Nebraska biopharmaceutical rep
FJ 50 Aaron Santi 10 Rogers Southern Oregon middle school principal
SJ 86 Jimmy Buchanan 16 * South Carolina State foodservice director
BJ 30 Todd Prukop 16 Blake Cal State-Fullerton medical sales representative
RO   Denise Crudup 5 Eck Wilmington accounts payable analyst
RA   Chad Wakefield 2 Rogers    
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
R 4 Craig Wrolstad 22   Washington athletic director
U 54 Steve Woods 8 * Wabash financial advisor
DJ 113 Danny Short 8 Kemp North Carolina-Charlotte executive director, global sales operations
LJ 17 Brett Bergman 2 Hill Villanova healthcare innovation
FJ 60 Jeff Shears 3 * Denver professor
SJ 132 Frank Steratore 2 *   sales, sanitary supplies company
BJ 39 Rich Martinez 11 Hochuli Canisius sales manager
RO   Gavin Anderson 6 * Green River police officer
RA   Ken Hall 4 Blakeman    
  • Position change: Anderson (replay assistant→replay official)
      Yrs 2023 crew College Occupation
DJ/LJ 85 Daniel Gallagher 5 Blake Kent State athletic programs manager
  • A swing official is assigned to different crews during the during the season. Gallagher was a line judge last season.

Senior staff

  • Perry Fewell, senior vice president of officiating administration
  • Ramon George, vice president of officiating training and development
  • Mark Butterworth, vice president of replay training and development
  • Jon Berger, director of replay

Officiating coach coordinators

  • Gary Arthur
  • Fred Bryan
  • Garth DeFelice
  • Doug Rosenbaum
  • Rob Vernatchi

Trainer coach

  • Tom Hill
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  1. Anonymous

    May 28, 2024 at 2:57 pm

    What no Blackula in Jerome Booger Boger. Clete is best known as Nebraska’s Field Goal Holder. Another year with a Land of the Lost Reject. Land Clark is just Lost in Space. Let Walt Anderson’s son become a ref and his Name is Derek Anderson so does that mean he will be for any teams Derek Anderson the QB played for. Plus Walt Anderson was a Very Corrupt Official. Just ask my older brother. Can we please have Hussey Change his name to something less Slutish. Is that the same Grantis Bell who was a Star in my 4th and inches Leagues. Make the former CFL official a Ref please so he can say Objectionable Conduct. please just make Ed Hochuli head of Officiating. Gene Steratore’s brother sounds like he has a Mob Job.

  2. Anonymous

    May 29, 2024 at 1:33 am

    The Derek Anderson that was QB was a Different Derek Anderson and Derek Anderson the Official is Walt Andersons Son

  3. Anonymous

    May 29, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    What is Tom Hill’s new role with the NFL. He is listed as a Trainer Coach.

  4. David

    May 30, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Sarah Thomas is getting a bad reputation by being on the crew headed by the clueless Brad Allen. Allen thinks he’s superior to other officials because he came straight into the NFL as a referee, which never, ever should have happened. He didn’t pay his dues like others and he has an arrogance about him.

  5. David

    May 30, 2024 at 8:55 pm

    Nice to see the NFL is placing Karina Tovar at field judge. Finally, a lady working somewhere other than the LOS.

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