​​​2019 Roster of NFL Officials confirmed

Submitted by chepetiso on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:30
NFL


Source: NFL Communications


The NFL roster of game officials for the 2019 season will include six individuals in their first NFL season, two of whom are former NFL players, the league announced today.

Field judge NATE JONES joins the NFL officiating staff from the Pac-12, following an eight-year career as a defensive back with Dallas, Miami, Denver and New England. Umpire TERRY KILLENS (American Athletic Conference) was a linebacker during his seven NFL seasons, entering the league as a member of the Houston Oilers before the franchise became the Tennessee Titans. He also played for San Francisco and Seattle before beginning his officiating career.

In addition to Jones and Killens, the roster includes two other former NFL players. Back judge STEVE FREEMAN was a defensive back for 13 seasons, 12 with Buffalo and one with Minnesota. Down judge PHIL MCKINNELY was an offensive lineman for seven years with Atlanta, Chicago and the Los Angeles Rams.

Also launching their NFL officiating careers in 2019 are side judges DAVE HAWKSHAW(CFL) and JIMMY RUSSELL (Big Ten), down judge PATRICK HOLT (Big Ten) and line judge TRIPP SUTTER (SEC).

Three officials – ADRIAN HILLSCOTT NOVAK and BRAD ROGERS  have been promoted to referee for the upcoming season. All three were referees at the highest level of college football prior to entering the NFL, and all have been part of the NFL’s Referee Training Program from their first season in the league. 

Freeman and his son, side judge BRAD FREEMAN, represent the lone set of father-son officials active in the NFL. Referees SHAWN HOCHULI and ALEX KEMP, and line judge WALT COLEMAN IV, also are the sons of former NFL referees. Additionally, three sets of brothers – ALLEN and RUSTY BAYNESJEFF and JERRY BERGMAN, andCARLDINO and PERRY PAGANELLI – appear on the 2019 roster.

Line judge JEFF BERGMAN, entering his 28th NFL season, is now the longest-serving official.

The following is the complete 2019 NFL roster of officials, including crew assignments, which could change during the season due to injury, schedule conflicts, etc.:​​

 

No.

 

Name

 

Pos.

 

College

 

Crew

NFL Experience

(including 2019)

122

Brad Allen

R

Pembroke State

Allen

6

20

Barry Anderson

U

North Carolina State

Allen

13

66

Walt Anderson

R

Texas

Anderson

24

108

Gary Arthur

LJ

Wright State

Martin

23

72

Michael Banks

FJ

Illinois State

Cheffers

18

56

Allen Baynes

FJ

Auburn

Hussey

12

59

Rusty Baynes

LJ

Auburn-Montgomery

Boger

10

32

Jeff Bergman

LJ

Robert Morris

Kemp

28

91

Jerry Bergman

DJ

Robert Morris

Blakeman

18

34

Clete Blakeman

R

Nebraska

Blakeman

12

23

Jerome Boger

R

Morehouse College

Boger

16

40

Brian Bolinger

LJ

Indiana State

Allen

3

18

Byron Boston

LJ

Austin

Anderson

25

74

Derick Bowers

DJ

East Central

Novak

17

98

Greg Bradley

LJ

Tennessee

Hochuli

11

43

Terry Brown

FJ

Tennessee

Wrolstad

14

11

Fred Bryan

U

Northern Iowa

Martin

11

86

Jimmy Buchanan

SJ

South Carolina State

Blakeman

11

134

Ed Camp

DJ

William Paterson

Hochuli

20

63

Mike Carr

DJ

Wisconsin

Kemp

3

60

Gary Cavaletto

SJ

Hancock

Vinovich

17

41

Boris Cheek

SJ

Morgan State

Corrente

24

51

Carl Cheffers

R

California-Irvine

Cheffers

20

130

Land Clark

FJ

Sevier Valley Tech

Hill

2

16

Kevin Codey

DJ

Western New England

Hussey

5

95

James Coleman

SJ

Arkansas

Hochuli

15

65

Walt Coleman IV

LJ

Southern Methodist

Novak

5

99

Tony Corrente

R

Cal State-Fullerton

Corrente

25

25

Ryan Dickson

FJ

Utah

Torbert

4

27

Lee Dyer

FJ

Tennessee-Chattanooga

Anderson

17

76

Alan Eck

U

Bloomsburg

Hussey

4

96

Matt Edwards

BJ

Western Michigan

Cheffers

2

3

Scott Edwards

SJ

Alabama

Torbert

21

81

Roy Ellison

U

Savannah State

Hill

17

61

Keith Ferguson

BJ

San Jose State

Anderson

20

64

*Dan Ferrell

U

Cal State-Fullerton

 

17

71

Ruben Fowler

U

Huston-Tillotson

Anderson

14

88

Brad Freeman

BJ

Mississippi State

Hussey

6

133

Steve Freeman

BJ

Mississippi State

Kemp

19

80

Greg Gautreaux

SJ

Southwest Louisiana

Martin

18

128

Ramon George

U

Lenoir-Rhyne

Novak

4

103

Eugene Hall

SJ

North Texas

Cheffers

6

49

Rich Hall

U

Arizona

Kemp

16

107

Dave Hawkshaw

SJ

Justice Institute of B.C.

Smith

1

93

Scott Helverson

BJ

Iowa

Wrolstad

17

29

Adrian Hill

R

Buffalo

Hill

10

125

Chad Hill

SJ

Mississippi

Novak

2

97

Tom Hill

FJ

Carson Newman

Hochuli

21

28

Mark Hittner

DJ

Pittsburg State

Smith

23

83

Shawn Hochuli