Football Ops

Football Ops

Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.

NFL Ops: Honoring the Game

It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.

League Governance

Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.

Return To Play

2020 NFL-NFLPA CBA: Need to know

Key takeaways from the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement 

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

NFL Way to Play

Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.

The NFL and HBCUs

The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.

Economic & Social Impact

Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.

The NFL Ops Team

Meet the people behind NFL Operations.

The Game

The Game

Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world. 

Game Day: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Game Day Assistants

See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them. 

Technology

In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

History of Instant Replay

Upon further review…

Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.

Big Data Bowl

The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.

Youth Football

Promoting the values of football.

The Players

The Players

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

Evolution of the NFL Player

Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”

Development Pipeline

Supporting the next generation of players and fans.

Getting Into the Game

Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.

The NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

NFL Player Engagement

A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

NFL Total Wellness

NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.

The Officials

The Officials

Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.

In Focus: History of the Official

“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”

Inside NFL GameDay Central

The latest information from the NFL's officiating center.

These Officials Are Really Good

Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.

Officiating Development

Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience. 

The Rules

The Rules

NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.

In Focus: Evolution of the NFL Rules

The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2020 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

2020 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

NFL Rules Digest

A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.

The Extra Point

Welcome to the Extra Point, where members of the NFL's football data and analytics team will share updates on league-wide trends in football data, interesting visualizations that showcase innovative ways to use the league's data, and provide an inside look at how the NFL uses data-driven insight to improve and monitor player and team performance.

Chart The Data

Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool. 

Weekly Dashboard

Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.

2020 Roster of NFL Officials

The complete 2020 NFL roster of officials.

The following is the complete 2020 NFL roster of officials, which could change during the season due to injury, schedule conflicts, etc.:

 

No.

 

Name

 

Pos.

 

College

NFL Experience

(including 2020)

122

Brad Allen

R

Pembroke State

7

20

Barry Anderson

U

North Carolina State

14

108

Gary Arthur

LJ

Wright State

24

72

Michael Banks

FJ

Illinois State

19

56

Allen Baynes

SJ

Auburn

13

59

Rusty Baynes

LJ

Auburn-Montgomery

11

27

Grantis Bell

BJ

West Virginia

1

91

Jerry Bergman

DJ

Robert Morris

19

33

Tra Blake

FJ

UCF

1

34

Clete Blakeman

R

Nebraska

13

57

Joe Blubaugh

FJ

Pittsburg State

1

23

Jerome Boger

R

Morehouse

17

40

Brian Bolinger

LJ

Indiana State

4

74

Derick Bowers

DJ

East Central

18

98

Greg Bradley

LJ

Tennessee

12

43

Terry Brown

FJ

Tennessee

15

11

Fred Bryan

U

Northern Iowa

12

86

Jimmy Buchanan

SJ

South Carolina State

12

134

Ed Camp

DJ

William Paterson

21

63

Mike Carr

DJ

Wisconsin

4

60

Gary Cavaletto

SJ

Hancock

18

41

Boris Cheek

SJ

Morgan State

25

51

Carl Cheffers

R

California-Irvine

21

130

Land Clark

R

Sevier Valley Tech

3

16

Kevin Codey

DJ

Western New England

6

95

James Coleman

SJ

Arkansas

16

65

Walt Coleman IV

LJ

Southern Methodist

6

99

Tony Corrente

R

Cal State-Fullerton

26

25

Ryan Dickson

FJ

Utah

4

123

Mike Dolce

LJ

Grand Valley State

1

87

Tom Eaton

LJ

Central Florida

1

76

Alan Eck

U

Bloomsburg

5

96

Matt Edwards

BJ

Western Michigan

3

3

Scott Edwards

SJ

Alabama

22

81

Roy Ellison

U

Savannah State

18

61

Keith Ferguson

BJ

San Jose State

21

64

Dan Ferrell

U

Cal State-Fullerton

18

90

Anthony Flemming

SJ

Texas A&M Commerce

1

71

Ruben Fowler

U

Huston-Tillotson

15

88

Brad Freeman

BJ

Mississippi State

7

85

Daniel Gallagher

LJ

Kent State

1

128

Ramon George

U

Lenoir-Rhyne

5

103

Eugene Hall

SJ

North Texas

7

49

Rich Hall

U

Arizona

17

107

Dave Hawkshaw

SJ

Justice Institute of B.C.

2

93

Scott Helverson

BJ

Iowa

18

29

Adrian Hill

R

Buffalo

11

125

Chad Hill

SJ

Mississippi

3

97

Tom Hill

FJ

Carson-Newman

22

28

Mark Hittner

DJ

Pittsburg State

24

83

Shawn Hochuli

R

Claremont

7

106

Patrick Holt

DJ

North Carolina State

2

35

John Hussey

R

Idaho State

19

36

Anthony Jeffries

FJ

Alabama-Birmingham

3

117

John Jenkins

FJ

St. Mary’s

7

101

Carl Johnson

LJ

Nicholls State

17

42

Nate Jones

FJ

Rutgers

2

67

Tony Josselyn

BJ

Eastern Kentucky

3

55

Alex Kemp

R

Central Michigan

7

77

Terry Killens

U

Penn State

2

121

Paul King

U

Nichols College

12

21

Jeff Lamberth

SJ

Texas A&M

19

44

Frank LeBlanc

DJ

Lamar Institute of Technology

1

2

Bart Longson

LJ

Brigham Young

6

10

Julian Mapp

LJ

Grambling State

12

19

Clay Martin

R

Oklahoma Baptist

6

39

Rich Martinez

BJ

Canisius

7

8

Dana McKenzie

DJ

Toledo

13

48

Jim Mello

DJ

Northeastern

17

118

Dave Meslow

FJ

Augsburg

10

78

Greg Meyer

BJ

TCU

19

115

Tony Michalek

U

Indiana

19

111

Terrence Miles

BJ

Arizona State

13

120

Jonah Monroe

SJ

Arkansas

6

92

Bryan Neale

U

Indiana

7

1

Scott Novak

R

Phoenix

7

24

David Oliver

DJ

Baker

4

124

Carl Paganelli

U

Michigan State

22

105

Dino Paganelli

BJ

Aquinas

15

46

Perry Paganelli

BJ

Hope

23

17

Steve Patrick

BJ

Jacksonville State

7

15

Rick Patterson

FJ

Wofford

25

79

Kent Payne

DJ

Nebraska Wesleyan

17

131

Mark Pellis

U

Allegheny

7

114

Dominique Pender

FJ/SJ

Howard 

1

9

Mark Perlman

LJ

Salem

20

6

Jerod Phillips

DJ

Northeastern State

5

47

Tim Podraza

LJ

Nebraska

13

109

Dyrol Prioleau

FJ

Johnson C. Smith

14

30

Todd Prukop

BJ

Cal State-Fullerton

12

5

Jim Quirk

SJ

Middlebury

11

18

Clay Reynard

SJ

UC Davis

1

31

Mearl Robinson

FJ

Air Force

4

126

Brad Rogers

R

Lubbock Christian

4

82

Jimmy Russell

SJ

Pasco Hernando State

2

50

Aaron Santi

FJ

Southern Oregon

6

45

Jeff Seeman

LJ

Minnesota

19

104

Dale Shaw

SJ

Allegheny

8

113

Danny Short

DJ

UNC-Charlotte

4

110

Tab Slaughter

U

Arkansas State

1

14

Shawn Smith

R

Ferris State

6

12

Greg Steed

BJ

Howard

18

84

Mark Steinkerchner

LJ

Akron

27

68

Tom Stephan

DJ

Pittsburg State

22

75

Mark Stewart

LJ

Pittsburg State

3

102

Bruce Stritesky

U

Embry-Riddle

15

37

Tripp Sutter

LJ

Nebraska

2

100

Tom Symonette

LJ

Florida

17

53

Sarah Thomas

DJ

Mobile

6

62

Ronald Torbert

R

Michigan State

11

13

Patrick Turner

DJ

Cal State-Long Beach

7

52

Bill Vinovich

R

San Diego

15

26

Jabir Walker

FJ

Murray State

6

7

Keith Washington

SJ

Virginia Military Institute

13

116

Mike Weatherford

FJ

Oklahoma State

19

58

Don Willard

SJ

Illinois State

3

119

Greg Wilson

BJ

USC

13

54

Steve Woods

U

Wabash

4

4

Craig Wrolstad

R

Washington

18

38

Greg Yette

BJ

Howard

11

22

Steve Zimmer

FJ

Hofstra

24

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