Paul Weidner Nfl Referee Assignments

Football Zebras has confirmed the officiating crews for the Divisional Playoffs. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation.

All times are Eastern.

Three alternates are assigned to each game: generally, one is designated for the offensive backfield (a referee or umpire), one is on the line of scrimmage (down judge or line judge), and one is a deep position (side judge, field judge, or back judge). When alternates are listed, their position during the regular season is also given. The prior playoff experience that is listed for the crew chief includes his service as an NFL official, including as referee and any other crew position (excluding alternate assignments). 

Also of note, the eventual Super Bowl officials are working this weekend’s games, but not all are from the same crew.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Falcons at Eagles, 4:35 p.m. NBC

Bill Vinovich is the referee, who is in his 12th season and 9th as referee. This is his 10th postseason assignment, including 2 Wild Card Playoffs, 4 Divisional Playoffs, 3 Conference Championships, and Super Bowl XLIX.

R52Bill Vinovich13San Diegoaccountant, former NFL officiating supervisor
U131Mark Pellis4ParryAlleghenyfinancial advisor
DJ134Ed Camp18BogerWilliam Patersonphysical education teacher*
LJ18Byron Boston23AndersonAustintax consultant
FJ97Tom Hill19AllenCarson Newmanteacher*
SJ56Allen Baynes10HusseyAuburnrealtor
BJ83Shawn Hochuli4AllenClaremontfinancial advisor

*indicates full-time official

  • Replay: Charles Stewart
  • Alternates: Terry McAulay (R), Hugo Cruz (DJ), Mike Weatherford (FJ)

Titans at Patriots, 8:15 p.m. CBS

Ron Torbert is the referee, who is in his 8th season and 4th as referee. This is his 6th postseason assignment, including 3 Wild Card Playoffs and 3 Divisional Playoffs; he has received a playoff assignment in every year he was eligible.

R62Ron Torbert8Michigan Stateattorney
U102Bruce Stritesky12VinovichEmbry Riddleairline pilot
DJ6Jerod Phillips2AndersonNortheastern Stateelementary school teacher
LJ9Mark Perlman17VinovichSalemteacher*
FJ104Dale Shaw5HochuliAlleghenypharmaceutical sales
SJ3Scott Edwards19TorbertAlabamaenvironmental engineer
BJ46Perry Paganelli20ParryHope Collegeretired high school administrator

*indicates full-time official

  • Replay: Darryll Lewis
  • Alternates: Clete Blakeman (R), Gary Arthur (LJ), Steve Patrick (BJ)

Sunday, Jan. 14

Jaguars at Steelers, 1:05 p.m. CBS

Brad Allen is the referee, who is in his 4th season. This is Allen’s second playoff assignment, and previously worked a Wild Card Playoff. Allen was hired directly to the referee position from the NCAA in 2014. 

R122Brad Allen4Pembroke Statenon-profit CEO*
U20Barry Anderson11WrolstadNorth Carolina Statebuilder/developer*
DJ91Jerry Bergman16McAulayRobert Morrissales executive
LJ10Julian Mapp9WrolstadGrambling Stateproject leader
FJ73Joe Larrew16BlakemanSt Louisattorney
SJ87Walt Coleman IV3BogerSouthern Methodistfinancial advisor
BJ93Scott Helverson15HochuliIowasales, printing and promotions*

*indicates full-time official

  • Replay: Jim Lapetina
  • Alternates: Walt Anderson (R), Carl Johnson (LJ), Greg Steed (BJ)

Saints at Vikings, 4:40 p.m. FOX

Gene Steratore is the referee, who is in his 15th season and 12th as referee. This is his 11th postseason assignment, including 3 Wild Card Playoffs, 6 Divisional Playoffs, and 2 Conference Championships.

R114Gene Steratore15Kent Stateco-owner, supply company
U81Roy Ellison15SteratoreSavannah Statetechnical staff member
DJ100Tom Symonette14CheffersFloridacertified public accountant
LJ84Mark Steinkerchner24TorbertAkronvice-president*
FJ1Scott Novak4ColemanPhoenixsales manager
SJ41Boris Cheek22MorelliMorgan Statedirector of operations and management*
BJ78Greg Meyer16VinovichTexas Christianbanker

*indicates full-time official

  • Replay: Paul Weidner
  • Alternates: Craig Wrolstad (R), Jim Mello (DJ), Greg Yette (BJ)

Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2017 NFL season. This season, there are 8 new officials to replace officials that retired or were moved up to the league office. There are five veteran officials designated as swing officials, matching last season’s record-level bench. The swing officials will move between crews through the season, and include include two umpires, two line-of-scrimmage officials, and a deep wing. Umpire Bill Schuster once again is listed as a swing official, however last season he was moved to a crew in preseason to replace an injured official. Head linesman Jim Howey is in his third stint as a swing official, having previously been one in 2011 due to an injury and continuing into 2012.

For the second consecutive season, there are no new “white hats,” as everyone from the referee position remains. Four crew chiefs were added from 2014-15.

This season, the NFL has renamed the head linesman position to down judge, in deference to use a gender-neutral term.

Crew members are listed with their years of NFL experience, including the upcoming season, the crews they were on last season, the college attended, and occupations. A replay official is assigned to each crew, but the replay assistant is assigned to the stadium, much like the chain crews and clock operators.

Veteran officials who have changed positions from last season are indicated at the bottom of each crew list.

*indicates an official who is on the same crew as last season.

R122Brad Allen4Pembroke Statenon-profit CEO
U11Fred Bryan9*Northern Iowasuperintendent, juvenile correctional facility
DJ48Jim Mello14*Northeasternfacilities manager
LJ40 Brian Bolinger1NAIndiana Statecorporate safety director 
FJ97Tom Hill19*Carson Newmanteacher
SJ26Jabir Walker3ParryMurray Statemath teacher
BJ83Shawn Hochuli4*Claremontfinancial advisor

 

R66Walt Anderson22Texascollege officiating coordinator, retired dentist
U124Carl Paganelli18(swing)Michigan Stateretired federal probation officer
DJ6Jerod Phillips2*Northeastern Stateelementary school teacher
LJ18Byron Boston23*Austintax consultant
FJ117John Jenkins4*St. Mary’ssales executive
SJ125Laird Hayes23*Princetonowner of football camps for high school and youth
BJ119Greg Wilson10*USClaw enforcement

 

R34Clete Blakeman10Nebraskaattorney
U128Ramon George2*Lenoir-Rhynefinancial underwriter
DJ94Hugo Cruz3*Texas-Pan Americaninvestment manager
LJ8Dana McKenzie10BogerToledoclaims adjuster
FJ73Joe Larrew16*St Louisattorney
SJ109Dyrol Prioleau11TripletteJohnson C Smithmanager, law firm
BJ17Steve Patrick4*Jacksonville Stateowner, supply company

 

R23Jerome Boger14Morehouse Collegeretired commercial insurance underwriter
U49Rich Hall14*Arizonacustom cabinetry
DJ134Ed Camp18*William Patersonphysical education teacher
LJ63Mike Carr1NAWisconsinathletic director
FJ103Eugene Hall4*North Texasfederal agent
SJ87Walt Coleman IV3*Southern Methodistfinancial advisor
BJ112Tony Steratore18*California (Pa.)co-owner, supply company

 

R51Carl Cheffers18California-Irvinesales manager
U19Clay Martin3HochuliTulsahigh school basketball coach
DJ100Tom Symonette14AllenFloridacertified public accountant
LJ79Kent Payne14*Nebraska Wesleyanteacher
FJ31Mearl Robinson1NAAir Forceinstructor 
SJ88Brad Freeman4*Mississippi Statesports park director
BJ5Jim Quirk8*Middleburyfinancial advisor

 

R65Walt Coleman29Arkansasmanager dairy processor
U44Jeff Rice23*Northwesternattorney
DJ74Derick Bowers15*East Centralsales representative
LJ16Kevin Codey3*Western New Englandmiddle school physical education teacher
FJ1Scott Novak4CheffersPhoenixsales manager
SJ95James Coleman13(swing)Arkansaselectrical engineer
BJ111Terrence Miles10*Arizona Statequality control manager

 

R99Tony Corrente23Cal State-Fullertonretired educator
U76Alan Eck2*Bloomsburg Statetax manager
DJ13Patrick Turner4*Cal State-Long Beachplant manager
LJ2Bart Longson3*Brigham Youngco-founder and CEO, digital finance company
FJ82Buddy Horton19*Oregon Statewater service worker
SJ25Ryan Dickson1NAUtahcommercial real estate developer 
BJ30Todd Prukop9*Cal State-Fullertonmedical sales representative

 

R85Ed Hochuli28Texas-El Pasoattorney
U14Shawn Smith3TripletteFerris Stateinternal auditor
DJ98Greg Bradley9*Tennesseechemical engineer
LJ59Rusty Baynes8*Auburn-Montgomerygeneral manager, safety services
FJ104Dale Shaw5*Alleghenypharmaceutical sales
SJ55Alex Kemp4*Central Michiganinsurance agent
BJ93Scott Helverson15*Iowasales, printing and promotions

 

R35John Hussey16Idaho Statesales representative, retail logistics group
U115Tony Michalek16*IndianaUSA Football officiating director
DJ123Ed Walker4SteratoreSan Jose Statereal estate management
LJ107Ron Marinucci21*Glassboro Statevice president, novelty cone company
FJ86Jimmy Buchanan9*South Carolina Stateinsurance agent
SJ56Allen Baynes10*Auburnrealtor
BJ61Keith Ferguson18*San Jose Statesales

 

R77Terry McAulay20Louisiana Statecollege officiating coordinator
U54Steve Woods1NAWabashfinancial advisor 
DJ91Jerry Bergman16*Robert Morrissales executive
LJ101Carl Johnson14MorelliNicholls Statefull-time official
FJ72Michael Banks16VinovichIllinois Statecarpenter foreman
SJ120Jonah Monroe3*Arkansassystems engineer
BJ39Rich Martinez4*Canisiussales manager

 

R135Pete Morelli21St. Mary’shigh school principal
U92Bryan Neale4*Indianasales consultant
DJ22Steve Stelljes16*Friendsbusiness planning manager
LJ47Tim Podraza10CheffersNebraskacorporate real estate
FJ126Brad Rogers1NALubbock Christiancollege professor 
SJ41Boris Cheek22*Morgan Statedirector of operations and management
BJ12Greg Steed15*Howardcomputer systems analyst

 

R132John Parry18Purduefinancial advisor
U131Mark Pellis4*Alleghenyfinancial advisor
DJ90Mike Spanier19(swing)St Cloud Statemiddle school principal
LJ45Jeff Seeman16*Minnesotabrokerage sales
FJ118David Meslow7AllenAugsburg Collegemarketing manager
SJ7Keith Washington10*Virginia Military Instituteprogram financial analyst
BJ46Perry Paganelli20*Hope Collegeretired high school administrator

 

R114Gene Steratore15Kent Stateco-owner, supply company
U81Roy Ellison15(swing)Savannah Statetechnical staff member
DJ24David Oliver1NABakerinformation systems manager 
LJ108Gary Arthur21*Wright Statepresident, commercial printing company
FJ116Mike Weatherford16*Oklahoma Stateenergy trader
SJ29Adrian Hill8BlakemanBuffalosoftware engineer
BJ105Dino Paganelli12*Aquinas Collegeeducator

 

R62Ron Torbert8Michigan Stateattorney
U121Paul King9*Nicholls Stateschool teacher
DJ53Sarah Thomas3TripletteMobilepharmaceutical sales representative
LJ84Mark Steinkerchner24*Akronvice-president
FJ50Aaron Santi3*Southern Oregonmiddle school principal
SJ3Scott Edwards19TripletteAlabamaenvironmental engineer
BJ38Greg Yette8*Howarddefense contractor

 

R42Jeff Triplette22Wake Forestrestructuring consultant
U71Ruben Fowler12CheffersHuston-Tillotsonretired firefighter
DJ32Jeff Bergman26*Robert Morrispresident and chief executive officer, medical services
LJ113Danny Short1NANorth Carolina-Charlotteexecutive officer, global sales operations 
FJ80Greg Gautreaux16TorbertSW Louisianaathletic programs manager
SJ43Terry Brown12ColemanTennesseeprobation supervisor
BJ133Steve Freeman17*Mississippi Statecustom home builder (former NFL player)

 

R52Bill Vinovich13San Diegoaccountant, former NFL officiating supervisor
U102Bruce Stritesky12*Embry Riddleairline pilot
DJ110Phil McKinnely16*UCLAinventory control (former NFL player)
LJ9Mark Perlman17*Salemteacher
FJ89Jon Lucivansky9(swing)Minnesotacollege educator
SJ60Gary Cavaletto15*Hancockgeneral manager, agricultural operations
BJ78Greg Meyer16*Texas Christianbanker

 

R4Craig Wrolstad15Washingtonathletic director
U20Barry Anderson11*North Carolina Statebuilder/developer
DJ28Mark Hittner21*Pittsburg Stateinvestment broker
LJ10Julian Mapp9*Grambling Statesoftware QA tester
FJ33Steve Zimmer21*Hofstraattorney
SJ21Jeff Lamberth16*Texas A&Mattorney
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