Have you ever wondered who is on each crew, and/or other details about the people that can shape a game? Never fear, here's this years NFL Official crew information. They will be listed alphabetically, by the ref's name.
1. Brad Allen. His crew is one of just three with almost the entire same lineup as last season. Just one new face for this crew. It consists of:
Ref: Brad Allen (2 years experience, he's the CEO of a Non-Profit)
Ump: Fred Bryan (7, superintendent of a juvenile corrections facility)
HL: Jim Mello (12, facilities manager)
LJ: Tom Symonette (12, CPA)
FJ: Doug Rosenbaum (15, Financial Consultant)
SJ: Tom Hill (17, teacher)
BJ: Shawn Hochuli (2, financial advisor. He was on Tony Corrente's crew last year)
2. Walt Anderson. His crew has 3 new people.
Ref: Walt Anderson (20, retired dentist, college officiating coordinator)
Ump: Butch Hannah (17, retired federal probations officer. He was on Jeff Triplette's crew last year)
HL: Steve Stelljes (14, business planning manager)
LJ: Byron Boston (21, tax consultant)
FJ: Eugene Hall (2, federal agent)
SJ: Laird Hayes (21, owner of youth football camps. He was on Carl Cheffers crew last year)
BJ: Todd Prukop (7, medical sales rep. He was also on Cheffers crew last year)
3. Clete Blakeman. Clete has just 1 guy from last years crew.
Ref: Clete Blakeman (8, attorney)
Ump: Jeff Rice (21, attorney. He was on Walt Anderson's crew last year)
HL: Hugo Cruz (This is his first year at the NFL level. He's an investment manager)
LJ: Carl Johnson (12, full time official. He was on Pete Morelli's crew last year)
FJ: Terry Brown (10, probation supervisor. He was on Jerome Boger's crew last year)
SJ: Joe Larrew (12, attorney. He was on John Parry's crew last year)
BJ: Steve Patrick (2, owner of a supply company)
4. Jerome Boger. He also has just one guy from last years crew.
Ref: Jerome Boger (12, retired commercial insurance underwriter)
Ump: Rich Hall (12, cabinet maker. He was on Ed Hochuli's crew)
HL: John McGrath (14, VP of sales. He was on Jeff Tripplette's crew)
LJ: Jeff Seeman (14, brokerage sales. He was on Carl Cheffer's crew)
FJ: David Meslow (5, marketing manager. He was on Clete Blakeman's crew)
SJ: Walt Coleman IV. (This is his first year. He's a financial advisor)
BJ: Tony Steratore (16, co-owner supply company)
5. Carl Cheffers. 3 of his 6 guys are back from last season.
Ref: Carl Cheffers (16, sales manager)
Ump: Undrey Wash (16, claims controller)
HL: Kent Payne (12, teacher)
LJ: Tim Podraza (8, corporate real estate. He was on Craig Wrolstad's crew)
FJ: Brad Freeman (2, sports park director)
SJ: Scott Novak (2, sales manager. He was on Bill Leavy's crew)
BJ: Terrence Miles (8, quality control manager. He was on Walt Anderson's crew)
6. Walt Coleman. Walt has 3 of 6 returning.
Ref: Walt Coleman (27, manager dairy processor)
Ump: Bill Schuster (16, insurance broker)
HL: Jerry Bergman (14, sales executive)
LJ: Kevin Codey (This is his first year. He is a middle school PE teacher)
FJ: Boris Cheek (20, operations manager. He was on Jeff Triplette's crew)
SJ: John Lucivansky (7, college educator. He was on John Parry's crew)
BJ: Rich Martinez (2, sales manager)
7. Tony Corrente. Tony has 3 of 6 returning.
Ref: Tory Corrente (21, college officiating coordinator)
Ump: Dan Ferrell (13, director, parts logistics and supply chain management)
HL: George Hayward (25, vice-president and manager, warehouse company)
LJ: Bart Longson (This is his first year. He is the co-founder and CEO of a digital finance company)
FJ: Buddy Horton (17, water service worker. He was on Pete Morelli's crew)
SJ: Keith Washington (8, program financial analyst. He was on Ed Hochuki's crew)
BJ: Greg Wilson (8, law enforcement)
8. Ed Hochuli. Ed has 3 of 6 returning.
Ref: Ed Hochuli (26, attorney)
Ump: Clay Martin (This is his first year. He is a high school basketball coach)
HL: Patrick Turner (2, plant manager)
LJ: Rusty Baynes (6, general manager, safety services. He was on Bill Vinovich's crew)
FJ: Adrian Hill (6, software engineer)
SJ: Greg Meyer (14, banker. He was on Walt Anderson's crew)
BJ: Scott Helverson (13, sales, printing and promotions)
9. John Hussey. This is his first year as a ref. He was promoted (he had been on Hochuli's crew) after Bill Leavy was promoted to officiating supervisor. 2 of Leavy's 6 were left on this crew.
Ref: John Hussey (14, sales representative, retail logistics group)
Ump: Tony Michalek (14, USA Football officiating director. He was on Jerome Boger's crew)
HL Wayne Mackie (9, director of operations, housing. He was on Gene Steretore's crew
LJ Ron Marinucci (19, vice president, novelty cone company. He was on Clete Blakeman's crew)
FJ Jimmy Buchanan (7, insurance agent)
SJ Allen Baynes (8, realtor. He was on Jerome Boger's crew)
BJ Keith Ferguson (16, sales)
10. Terry McAuley. He has 3 of 6 returning.
Ref: Terry McAulay (18, college officiating coordinator)
Ump: Bryan Neale (2, sales consultan)
HL: Derick Bowers (13, sales representative. He was on John Parry's crew)
LJ: Tom Stephan (17, business broker)
FJ: Michael Banks (14, carpenter foreman. He was on Walt Coleman's crew)
SJ: Jonah Monroe (This is his first year. He does not have a listed profession, but some google research seems to indicate he was a college official who is now one of the new full time NFL officials)
BJ: Greg Steed (13, computer systems analyst)
11. Pete Morelli. Pete has 2 of 6 returning.
Ref: Pete Morelli (19, high school principal)
Ump: Ruben Fowler (10, retired firefighter. He was on Clete Blakeman's crew)
HL: Ed Camp (15, physical education teacher. He was on Bill Leavy's crew)
LJ: Sarah Thomas (This is her first year. She is a pharmaceutical sales representative)
FJ: Rick Patterson (20, banker). He was on Clete Blakeman's crew
SJ: Rob Vernatchi (12, enforcement investigator)
BJ: Dale Shaw (3, pharmaceutical sales)
12. John Parry. John has 2 of 6 returning.
Ref: John Parry (16, financial advisor)
Ump: Mark Pellis (2, financial advisor)
HL: Greg Bradley (7, chemical engineer. He was on Terry McAulay's crew)
LJ: Mark Perlman (15, teacher. He was on Bill Leavy's crew)
FJ: Jabir Walker (This is his first year. He is a math teacher)
SJ: Greg Gautreaux (14, athletic programs manager. He was on Walt Coleman's crew)
BJ: Perry Paganelli (18, retired high school administrator)
13. Gene Steratore. Gene has 4 of 6 returning.
Ref: Gene Steratore (13, co-owner, supply company)
Ump: Barry Anderson (9, builder/developer. He was on Ron Torbert's crew)
HL: Ed Walker (2, real estate management. He was on Jerome Boger's crew)
LJ: Gary Arthur (19, president, commercial printing company)
FJ: Mike Weatherford (14, energy trader)
SJ: Bob Waggoner (19, retired probation officer)
BJ: Dino Paganelli (10, educator)
14. Ronald Torbert. His is other crew with 5 of 6 returning.
Ref: Ronald Torbert (6, attorney)
Ump: Carl Paganelli (16, retired federal probation officer)
HL: Jim Howey (17, director of adult education)
LJ: Mark Steinkerchner (22, vice-president)
FJ: Aaron Santi (This is his first year. He is a middle school principal)
SJ: Scott Edwards (17, environmental engineer)
BJ: Greg Yette (6, defense contractor)
15. Jeff Triplette. Jeff has 3 of 6 returning.
Ref: Jeff Triplette (20, restructuring consultant)
Ump: Shawn Smith (This is his first year. He is an internal auditor)
HL: Tony Veteri (24, physical education teacher. He was on Clete Blakeman's crew)
LJ: Jeff Bergman (24, president and chief executive officer, medical services)
FJ: Dyrol Prioleau (9 , manager, law firm. He was on Terry McAulay's crew)
SJ: Alex Kemp (2, insurance agent)
BJ: Steve Freeman (15, custom home builder)
16. Bill Vinovich. Bill has 4 of 6 returning.
Ref: Bill Vinovich (11, accountant, former NFL officiating supervisor. I can't help but wonder how one goes from officiating supervisor to referee. It feels like a demotion.)
Ump: Paul King (7, school teacher)
HL: Phil McKinnely (14, inventory control)
LJ: Mike Spanier (17, middle school principal. He was on Walt Coleman's crew)
FJ: John Jenkins (2, sales executive)
SJ: Gary Cavaletto (13, general manager, agricultural operations. He was on Tony Corrente's crew)
BJ: Jim Quirk (6, financial advisor)
17. Craig Wrolstad. His is the final crew, and the last of the trio with 5 of 6 returning.
Ref: Craig Wrolstad (13, athletic director)
Ump: Roy Ellison (13, technical staff member)
HL Mark Hittner (19, investment broker)
LJ Julian Mapp (7, software QA tester. He was on John Parry's crew)
FJ Steve Zimmer (19, attorney)
SJ Jeff Lamberth (14, attorney)
BJ Lee Dyer (13, sales manager)
Finally, the NFL has three swing offifcials. They can be assigned to any crew, to fill in for someone for whatever reason that might be needed. They are:
Bruce Stritesky (10, airline pilot. He was on Gene Steratore's crew)
Dana McKenzie (8, claims adjuster. He was on Pete Morelli's crew)
James Coleman (11, electrical engineer. He was on Terry McAulay's crew)
"False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.