Last week, 10 officials officiated their first-ever playoff game.
Senior vice president of officiating training and development, Walt Anderson, has assigned three more officials to their first career playoff game and one referee is calling his first playoff game as a white hat.
Also, two officials are making a return to the
They're happy but not satisfied. They'd rather be on the field, but don't want the circumstances happen that put them on the field. Who are they? The alternates. They are the three to five people assigned, ready to go into a playoff game should an on-field official get hurt or
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You've seen it. A touchdown bomb. A diving catch. A toe-tapper on the sideline. A fumble and defensive recovery.
These are big moments in a football game. These moments are usually surprising and exciting. But the next time you see such a play, watch the official. They are