Umpire Alan Eck has been promoted from umpire to referee, replacing the retired Jerome Boger. Eck wears number 76 and just completed his seventh season as an NFL official. https://twitter.com/NFLOfficiating/status/1631711573373853697 Eck has flown under the radar as far as referee prospects go. He worked as a referee in college in the Big
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Umpire position incubator for future NFL crew chiefs?
[Update: Brad Allen was moved to referee without having worked at the umpire position to fill a vacancy caused by referee Mike Carey's departure. The post as it originally appeared is below.] We know the NFL officiating roster for 2014. Â The names have been announced, but one position assignment caught my
Wrolstad and Torbert new NFL referees
Two veterans replace the retired Green and Winter NFL vice presidentÂ of officiating Dean Blandino confirmed to an Associated Press reporter yesterday that Ronald TorbertÂ and Craig WrolstadÂ will be referees for the upcoming 2014 season.Â TorbertÂ and Wrolstad replace retired referees Scott Green and Ron Winter. Wrolstad has been a long time field judge on
Speculation whirls around new referee hires
NFL getting their stripes in a row for 2014
New white hats looking to earn an ‘R’
NFL trying out potential replacements for retiring head referees The NFL is preparing for the inevitable retirement of officiating crew chiefs by conducting trial runs for some promotions in the second preseason weekend. An officiating source said that at least one head referee will retire at the end of the season.