Art McNally, the stalwart leader of the National Football League officiating department and preeminent advisor for six decades, has died on Jan. 1 of natural causes at the age of 97. McNally was the first and only official to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame last August.
3-time Super Bowl official Dale Williams passes away
Dale Williams, a 24-year NFL head linesman and College World Series baseball umpire, passed away September 18, 2022, after a long illness. He was 82. Williams had a sparkling officiating career at a high level in two sports. He officiated NFL football from 1980-2003, and umpired college baseball for 32
Wayne Mackie, VP of officiating development and former head linesman, dies at 62
Wayne Mackie, Super Bowl 50 head linesman and an NFL vice president of officiating development, died suddenly Thursday night in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 62. Mackie was working with the Competition Committee in advance of the annual owners meeting set to begin there next week. Mackie joined the NFL in
Johnny Grier, NFL’s first Black referee, dies at 74
2021 was a year of profound loss in the officiating community
Jim Poole, back judge in 2 Super Bowls, dies at 89
Jim Poole, a two-time Super Bowl official and world class athlete, died November 7, at age 89. An NFL officiating career with two Super Bowl assignments makes for an amazing rÃ©sumÃ©, but pro officiating only scratches the surface of a remarkable athletic life. Poole played basketball and baseball for San Diego State.
Replay official Carl Madsen dies at 71
http://gty.im/73373855 Carl Madsen 1949-2021 Carl Madsen, a replay official and former umpire, died in Nashville while traveling home from his game assignment on Sunday. He was 71. The Associated Press is reporting that Madsen experienced a medical issue while driving home. Madsen was an umpire on the field from 1997 to 2008, when