2020 roster of NFL officials confirmed, includes two from UT

NFL Kickoff 2020 logo / Credit: NFL Communications website

The NFL roster of game officials for the 2020 season will include six individuals in their first NFL season and one new referee, the league announced today.

Launching their NFL officiating careers in 2020 are side judge TRA BLAKE (ACC), field judge JOE BLUBAUGH (Big 12), line judge MIKE DOLCE (Big Ten), down judge FRANK LEBLANC (Big 12), side judge CLAY REYNARD (Pac-12) and umpire TAB SLAUGHTER (Big 12). The six are graduates of the NFL Officiating Department’s Officiating Development Program, which trains top college football officials in all aspects of NFL officiating.

LAND CLARK has been promoted to referee for the upcoming season, following two seasons as a field judge. He was a referee in the Pac-12 Conference prior to entering the NFL and has been part of the NFL’s Referee Training Program since his first season in the league.

The 2020 roster of officials includes three former NFL players – back judge STEVE FREEMAN, field judge NATE JONES and umpire TERRY KILLENS.

Freeman, entering his 20th season as an NFL official, was a defensive back for 13 seasons, 12 with Buffalo and one with Minnesota.

Jones joined the NFL officiating staff in 2019 from the Pac-12, following an eight-year career as a defensive back with Dallas, Miami, Denver and New England.

Killens, who also joined the NFL officiating ranks last season from the 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.

Freeman and his son, back judge BRAD FREEMAN, represent the lone set of father-son officials active in the NFL. Referees SHAWN HOCHULI and ALEX KEMP, as well as line judges WALT COLEMAN IV and JEFF SEEMAN, are the sons of former NFL referees. Additionally, three sets of brothers – ALLEN and RUSTY BAYNESJEFF and JERRY BERGMAN, and CARLDINO and PERRY PAGANELLI – appear on the 2020 roster.

Line judge JEFF BERGMAN, entering his 29th NFL season, remains the longest-serving official.

The following is the complete 2020 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 2020)

122 Brad Allen R Pembroke State Allen 7
20 Barry Anderson U North Carolina State Allen 14
108 Gary Arthur LJ Wright State Martin 24
72 Michael Banks FJ Illinois State Clark 19
56 Allen Baynes SJ Auburn Hussey 13
59 Rusty Baynes LJ Auburn-Montgomery Boger 11
32 Jeff Bergman LJ Robert Morris Kemp 29
91 Jerry Bergman DJ Robert Morris Blakeman 19
33 Tra Blake FJ UCF Corrente 1
34 Clete Blakeman R Nebraska Blakeman 13
57 Joe Blubaugh FJ Pittsburg State Boger 1
23 Jerome Boger R Morehouse Boger 17
40 Brian Bolinger LJ Indiana State Clark 4
74 Derick Bowers DJ East Central Novak 18
98 Greg Bradley LJ Tennessee Hochuli 12
43 Terry Brown FJ Tennessee Wrolstad 15
11 Fred Bryan U Northern Iowa Martin 12
86 Jimmy Buchanan SJ South Carolina State Blakeman 12
134 Ed Camp DJ William Paterson Hochuli 21
63 Mike Carr DJ Wisconsin Kemp 4
60 Gary Cavaletto SJ Hancock Vinovich 18
41 Boris Cheek SJ Morgan State Corrente 25
51 Carl Cheffers R California-Irvine Cheffers 21
130 Land Clark R Sevier Valley Tech Clark 3
16 Kevin Codey DJ Western New England Torbert 6
95 James Coleman SJ Arkansas Hochuli 16
65 Walt Coleman IV LJ Southern Methodist Novak 6
99 Tony Corrente R Cal State-Fullerton Corrente 26
25 Ryan Dickson FJ Utah Torbert 4
123 Mike Dolce LJ Grand Valley State Allen 1
76 Alan Eck U Bloomsburg Hussey 5
96 Matt Edwards BJ Western Michigan Cheffers 3
3 Scott Edwards SJ Alabama Torbert 22
81 Roy Ellison U Savannah State Hill 18
61 Keith Ferguson BJ San Jose State Hill 21
64 Dan Ferrell U Cal State-Fullerton Corrente 18
71 Ruben Fowler U Huston-Tillotson Hochuli 15
88 Brad Freeman BJ Mississippi State Hussey 7
133 Steve Freeman BJ Mississippi State Kemp 20
80 Greg Gautreaux FJ Southwest Louisiana Blakeman 19
128 Ramon George U Lenoir-Rhyne Novak 5
103 Eugene Hall SJ North Texas Cheffers 7
49 Rich Hall U Arizona Kemp 17
107 Dave Hawkshaw SJ Justice Institute of B.C. Smith 2
93 Scott Helverson BJ Iowa Wrolstad 18
29 Adrian Hill R Buffalo Hill 11
125 Chad Hill SJ Mississippi Boger 3
97 Tom Hill FJ Carson Newman Hochuli 22
28 Mark Hittner DJ Pittsburg State Smith 24
83 Shawn Hochuli R Claremont Hochuli 7
106 Patrick Holt DJ North Carolina State Boger 2
35 John Hussey R Idaho State Hussey 19
36 Anthony Jeffries FJ Alabama-Birmingham Hill 3
117 John Jenkins FJ St. Mary’s Kemp 7
101 Carl Johnson LJ Nicholls State Hussey 17
42 Nate Jones FJ Rutgers Cheffers 2
67 Tony Josselyn BJ Eastern Kentucky Torbert 3
55 Alex Kemp R Central Michigan Kemp 7
77 Terry Killens U Penn State Torbert 2
121 Paul King U Nichols College Clark 12
21 Jeff Lamberth SJ Texas A&M Wrolstad 19
44 Frank LeBlanc DJ Lamar Institute of Technology Vinovich 1
2 Bart Longson LJ Brigham Young Smith 6
10 Julian Mapp LJ Grambling State Blakeman 12
19 Clay Martin R Oklahoma Baptist Martin 6
39 Rich Martinez BJ Canisius Hochuli 7
8 Dana McKenzie DJ Toledo Corrente 13
48 Jim Mello DJ Northeastern Allen 17
118 Dave Meslow FJ Augsburg Martin 10
78 Greg Meyer BJ TCU Clark 19
115 Tony Michalek U Indiana Rogers 19
111 Terrence Miles BJ Arizona State Novak 13
120 Jonah Monroe SJ Arkansas Novak 6
92 Bryan Neale U Indiana Smith 7
1 Scott Novak R Phoenix Novak 7
24 David Oliver DJ Baker Hill 4
124 Carl Paganelli U Michigan State Boger 22
105 Dino Paganelli BJ Aquinas Smith 15
46 Perry Paganelli BJ Hope Blakeman 23
17 Steve Patrick BJ Jacksonville State Vinovich 7
15 Rick Patterson FJ Wofford Allen 25
79 Kent Payne DJ Nebraska Wesleyan Rogers 17
131 Mark Pellis U Allegheny Cheffers 7
9 Mark Perlman LJ Salem Vinovich 20
6 Jerod Phillips DJ Northeastern State Martin 5
47 Tim Podraza LJ Nebraska Corrente 13
109 Dyrol Prioleau FJ Johnson C. Smith Smith 14
30 Todd Prukop BJ Cal State-Fullerton Corrente 12
5 Jim Quirk SJ Middlebury Hill 11
18 Clay Reynard SJ UC Davis Martin 1
31 Mearl Robinson FJ Air Force Vinovich 4
126 Brad Rogers R Lubbock Christian Rogers 4
82 Jimmy Russell SJ Pasco Hernando State Allen 2
50 Aaron Santi FJ Southern Oregon Rogers 6
45 Jeff Seeman LJ Minnesota Cheffers 19
104 Dale Shaw SJ Allegheny Kemp 8
113 Danny Short DJ UNC-Charlotte Cheffers 4
110 Tab Slaughter U Arkansas State Blakeman 1
14 Shawn Smith R Ferris State Smith 6
12 Greg Steed BJ Howard Rogers 18
84 Mark Steinkerchner LJ Akron Torbert 27
68 Tom Stephan DJ Pittsburg State Clark 22
112 Tony Steratore BJ California, Pa. Boger 21
75 Mark Stewart LJ Pittsburg State Hill 3
102 Bruce Stritesky U Embry Riddle Vinovich 15
37 Tripp Sutter LJ Nebraska Wrolstad 2
100 Tom Symonette LJ Florida Rogers 17
53 Sarah Thomas DJ Mobile Hussey 6
62 Ronald Torbert R Michigan State Torbert 11
13 Patrick Turner DJ Cal State-Long Beach Wrolstad 7
52 Bill Vinovich R San Diego Vinovich 15
26 Jabir Walker FJ Murray State Hussey 6
7 Keith Washington SJ Virginia Military Institute Clark 13
116 Mike Weatherford FJ Oklahoma State Novak 19
58 Don Willard SJ Illinois State Rogers 3
119 Greg Wilson BJ USC Martin 13
54 Steve Woods U Wabash Wrolstad 4
4 Craig Wrolstad R Washington Wrolstad 18
38 Greg Yette BJ Howard Allen 11

-NFL Communications

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