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ROSTER OF OFFICIALS CONFIRMED

May 23, 2014
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The NFL roster of game officials for the 2014 season will include 12 first-year NFL officials – and two new referees – among the group of 119, the league announced today.

 

Veteran NFL officials RONALD TORBERT and CRAIG WROLSTAD have been promoted to referee, replacing retired referees SCOTT GREEN and RON WINTER.  Wrolstad has spent the past 11 seasons as a field judge while Torbert has worked the past four as a side judge.

 

The 12 first-year NFL officials are all graduates of the NFL Officiating Development program, which is designed to train top college football officials in all aspects of NFL officiating.  They will be on the field at team OTA sessions.

 

“The NFL is about constantly striving to improve performance, and that is certainly the case for our game officials,” said NFL Vice President of Officiating DEAN BLANDINO.  “Both Ron and Craig have proven to be outstanding NFL officials and they are ready to assume the increased responsibilities of the referee position.  Our 12 first-year officials were all among the best in college football.  We are excited about having them on the field.”

 

The 12 first-year NFL officials:

 

Uniform No.

Name

Position

College

2013 College Conference

122

Brad Allen

U

Pembroke State

ACC

88

Brad Freeman

FJ

Mississippi State

SEC

103

Eugene Hall

FJ

North Texas

BIG 12

83

Shawn Hochuli

SJ

Claremont

PAC-12

117

John Jenkins

FJ

St. Mary’s

PAC-12

55

Alex Kemp

SJ

Central Michigan

B1G

39

Rich Martinez

BJ

Canisius

SEC

92

Bryan Neale

U

Indiana

B1G

1

Scott Novak

SJ

Phoenix

BIG 12

17

Steve Patrick

BJ

Jacksonville State

SEC

13

Patrick Turner

HL

Cal State-Long Beach

PAC-12

123

Ed Walker

LJ

San Jose State

PAC-12

 

 

The complete 2014 NFL roster of officials:

 

Uniform No.

Name

Position

College

NFL Exp.

(Including 2014)

122

Brad Allen

U

Pembroke State

1

20

Barry Anderson

FJ

North Carolina State

8

66

Walt Anderson

R

Texas

19

108

Gary Arthur

LJ

Wright State

18

72

Michael Banks

SJ

Illinois State

13

56

Allen Baynes

SJ

Auburn

7

59

Rusty Baynes

LJ

Auburn-Montgomery

5

32

Jeff Bergman

LJ

Robert Morris

23

91

Jerry Bergman

HL

Robert Morris

13

34

Clete Blakeman

R

Nebraska

7

23

Jerome Boger

R

Morehouse College

11

18

Byron Boston

LJ

Austin

20

74

Derick Bowers

HL

East Central

12

98

Greg Bradley

HL

Tennessee

6

31

Chad Brown

U

East Texas State

23

43

Terry Brown

FJ

Tennessee-Knoxville

9

11

Fred Bryan

U

Northern Iowa

6

86

Jimmy Buchanan

FJ

South Carolina State

6

134

Ed Camp

HL

William Paterson

15

94

Mike Carey 

R

Santa Clara

25

60

Gary Cavaletto

FJ

Hancock

12

41

Boris Cheek

FJ

Morgan State

19

51

Carl Cheffers

R

California-Irvine

15

95

James Coleman

SJ

Arkansas

10

65

Walt Coleman

R

Arkansas

26

99

Tony Corrente

R

Cal State-Fullerton

20

58

Jimmy DeBell

SJ

SUNY-Brockport

6

6

Kirk Dornan

BJ

Central Washington

21

27

Lee Dyer

BJ

Tennessee-Chattanooga

12

3

Scott Edwards 

FJ

Alabama

16

81

Roy Ellison

U

Savannah State

12

61

Keith Ferguson 

BJ

San Jose State

15

64

Dan Ferrell

U

Cal State-Fullerton

12

71

Ruben Fowler

U

Huston-Tillotson

9

88

Brad Freeman

FJ

Mississippi State

1

133

Steve Freeman

BJ

Mississippi State

14

80

Greg Gautreaux

FJ

S.W. Louisiana

13

103

Eugene Hall

FJ

North Texas

1

49

Richard Hall

U

Arizona

11

40

Butch Hannah

U

Middle Tennessee State

16

125

Laird Hayes

SJ

Princeton

20

54

George Hayward

HL

Missouri Western

24

93

Scott Helverson

BJ

Iowa

12

29

Adrian Hill

FJ

Buffalo

5

97

Tom Hill

SJ

Carson Newman

16

28

Mark Hittner

HL

Pittsburg State

18

85

Ed Hochuli

R

Texas-El Paso

25

83

Shawn Hochuli

SJ

Claremont

1

82

Buddy Horton

FJ

Oregon State

16

37

Jim Howey

FJ

Erskine College

16

35

John Hussey

LJ

Idaho State

13

76

Darrell Jenkins

U

San Jose State

13

117

John Jenkins

FJ

St. Mary's

1

101

Carl Johnson

LJ

Nicholls State

11

55

Alex Kemp

SJ

Central Michigan

1

121

Paul King

U

Nicholls State

6

21

Jeff Lamberth

SJ

Texas A&M

13

73

Joe Larrew

SJ

St. Louis

13

127

Bill Leavy

R

San Jose State

20

130

Darryll Lewis

LJ

Dartmouth

16

89

Jon Lucivansky

FJ

Minnesota

6

106

Wayne Mackie

HL

Colgate

8

10

Julian Mapp

HL

Grambling State

6

107

Ron Marinucci

LJ

Glassboro State

18

39

Rich Martinez

BJ

Canisius

1

77

Terry McAulay

R

Louisiana State

17

5

John McGrath

HL

Kentucky

13

8

Dana McKenzie

HL

Toledo

7

110

Philip McKinnely

HL

UCLA

12

48

Jim Mello

HL

Northeastern

11

118

Dave Meslow

FJ

Augsburg College

4

78

Greg Meyer

SJ

Texas Christian

13

115

Tony Michalek

U

Indiana

13

111

Terrence Miles

BJ

Arizona State

7

135

Peter Morelli

R

St. Mary's

18

92

Bryan Neale

U

Indiana

1

1

Scott Novak

SJ

Phoenix

1

124

Carl Paganelli

U

Michigan State

16

105

Dino Paganelli

BJ

Aquinas College

9

46

Perry Paganelli

BJ

Hope College

17

132

John Parry

R

Purdue

15

17

Steve Patrick

BJ

Jacksonville State

1

15

Rick Patterson

SJ

Wofford

19

79

Kent Payne

HL

Nebraska Wesleyan

11

9

Mark Perlman

LJ

Salem

14

47

Tim Podraza

LJ

Nebraska

7

109

Dyrol Prioleau

FJ

Johnson C. Smith

8

30

Todd Prukop

BJ

Cal State-Fullerton

6

63

Jim Quirk

BJ

Middlebury

5

44

Jeff Rice

U

Northwestern

20

67

Doug Rosenbaum

FJ

Illinois Wesleyan

14

129

Bill Schuster

U

Alfred

15

45

Jeff Seeman

LJ

Minnesota

13

104

Dale Shaw

BJ

Allegheny

2

90

Mike Spanier

LJ

St. Cloud State

16

24

Tom Stabile

HL

Slippery Rock

20

12

Greg Steed

BJ

Howard

12

84

Mark Steinkerchner

LJ

Akron

21

22

Steve Stelljes

HL

Friends

13

68

Tom Stephan

LJ

Pittsburg State

16

114

Gene Steratore

R

Kent State

12

112

Tony Steratore

BJ

California

15

102

Bruce Stritesky

U

Embry Riddle

9

100

Tom Symonette

LJ

Florida

11

62

Ronald Torbert

R

Michigan State

5

42

Jeff Triplette

R

Wake Forest

19

13

Patrick Turner

HL

Cal State-Long Beach

1

75

Rob Vernatchi

SJ

California-Riverside

11

36

Tony Veteri

HL

Manhattan College

23

52

Bill Vinovich

R

San Diego

9

25

Bob Waggoner

FJ

Juniata College

18

123

Ed Walker

LJ

San Jose State

1

96

Undrey Wash

U

Texas-Arlington

15

7

Keith Washington

SJ

Virginia Military Institute

7

116

Mike Weatherford

SJ

Oklahoma State

13

119

Greg Wilson

BJ

USC

7

4

Craig Wrolstad

R

Washington

12

38

Greg Yette

BJ

Howard

5

33

Steve Zimmer

FJ

Hofstra

18

 

Joining the 119 NFL officials on the field this summer will be the 21 officials at the most advanced level of the Officiating Development Program.  That group, who will work at minicamps in June and officiate a preseason game as part of an NFL officiating crew in August, includes two females, SARAH THOMAS, a line judge who returns to the program for a second year, and MAIA CHAKA, a head linesman in her first year in the NFL program.  Both Thomas and Chaka officiated in Conference USA in 2013.

 

A look at the advanced participants in the Officiating Development Program, who will be candidates for positions with NFL officiating crews beginning in 2015:

 

NAME

POS.

2013 CONFERENCE

Maia Chaka

HL

Conference USA

Kevin Codey

LJ

American Athletic

Walt Coleman IV

LJ

BIG 12

Hugo Cruz

HL

Conference USA

Ryan Dickson

FJ

PAC-12

Lark Jones

SJ

Conference USA

Jeremy Lomax

SJ

American Athletic

Bart Longson

HL

PAC-12

Kevin Mar

U

BIG 12

Clay Martin

LJ

Conference USA

Harold Mitchell, Jr.

HL

SWAC/C-USA

Jonah Monroe

BJ

American Athletic

Larry Neal, Jr.

BJ

Conference USA

Lyndon Nixon

BJ

BIG 12

Mark Pellis

U

American Athletic

Clay Reynard

SJ

PAC-12

Aaron Santi

FJ

PAC-12

Shawn Smith

BJ

B1G

Sarah Thomas

LJ

Conference USA

Jabir Walker

FJ

SEC

Doug Wilson

U

PAC-12

 

Two members of the NFL roster of officials – STEVE FREEMAN and PHILIP MCKINNELY – are former NFL players.  Fourteen former NFL players and one current player, safety CHRIS CROCKER of the Cincinnati Bengals, have taken part in recent officiating clinics to introduce current and former players to a possible career in officiating.


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