Happy birthday, Bob McElwee

https://gty.im/714140 Congratulations to Bob McElwee on his 85th birthday today! McElwee was a NFL line judge and referee from the 1976-2002 seasons. McElwee wore number 95 for most of his career. He was a line judge from 1976-79 learning under referees Jim Tunney and Ben Dreith. The NFL expanded crews in

4-time Super Bowl umpire Art Demmas passes away at 82

Former NFL umpire Art Demmas died August 6 in Nashville at the age of 82, according to Mike Organ of The Tennessean. Demmas was originally hired by the American Football League and continued in the NFL beginning in 1970 after the two leagues merged.Born in St. Louis, Demmas earned fame

Former NFL official Sid Semon passes away

Sid Semon, 1935 - 2014 Former NFL head linesman Sid Semon has died.  According to his obituary, Mr. Semon died this past July 15 at the age of 78. Semon attended USC and played baseball for the school.  After college, he taught high school science in the Los Angeles area for 35-years

Al Jury presented with Art McNally Award

Former field judge Al Jury is being honored by the NFL with the Art McNally Award for his distinguished officiating career. He will be formally presented with the award by the outgoing executive vice president of football operations, Ray Anderson, in a ceremony prior to the Pro Bowl in Honolulu. Jury