The NFL is welcoming six first-year game officials for the 2020 season. 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.

Jerome "Tra" Blake, Side Judge

Last Game worked: Liberty Bowl; XFL
Conference: ACC
College: Central Florida

Joe Blubaugh, Field Judge

Last Game worked: 2019 Independence Bowl
Conference: BIG 12
College: Pittsburg State 

Mike Dolce, Line Judge

Last Game worked: 2020 Sugar Bowl
Conference: Big Ten
College: Grand Valley State

Frank LeBlanc, Down Judge

Last Game worked: BIG 12 Championship; Belk Bowl
Conference: BIG 12
College: Lamar Institute of Technology 

Clay Reynard, Side Judge

Last Game worked: 2020 CFP National Championship Game
Conference: PAC 12

John "Tab" Slaughter, Umpire

Last Game worked:
2020 Rose Bowl
Conference: BIG 12
College: Arkansas State

Land Clark, Referee 

After two years as an NFL field judge, Land Clark will enter the 2020 season as a referee.

In addition to incoming on-field officials, we are welcoming new Replay Assistants and Replay Officials:

  • Randy Campbell, Replay Assistant
  • Denise Crudup, Replay Assistant
  • Gerald Frye, Replay Assistant
  • Robert Hubbell, Replay Assistant
  • Tyler Cerimeli, Replay Official
  • Jamie Nicholson, Replay Official
  • Kevin Stine, Replay Official