Ncaa Football Officials Assignments 2015

Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2016 NFL season. This season, three new officials have been hired and only one retired. There are five veteran officials designated as swing officials, up from three last season, who will move between crews through the season. Those swing officials include two umpires, a line judge, and two deep wings.

After four officials were promoted to the referee position in the last two years to fill vacancies, there are no new “white hats” this season.

The league disbanded the replay assistant staff and opted to cover the position with regional assistants. Most, if not all, of the previous staff were not retained.

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. Nine veteran officials have changed positions, which are indicated at the bottom of each crew list.

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

R122Brad Allen3Pembroke Statenon-profit CEO
U11Fred Bryan8*Northern Iowasuperintendent, juvenile correctional facility
HL48Jim Mello13*Northeasternfacilities manager
LJ100Tom Symonette13*Floridacertified public accountant
FJ97Tom Hill18*Carson Newmanteacher
SJ118David Meslow6BogerAugsburg Collegemarketing manager
BJ83Shawn Hochuli3*Claremontfinancial advisor
  • Replay official: Jim Lapetina
  • Position changes: T. Hill (SJ→FJ), Meslow (FJ→SJ)


R66Walt Anderson21Texascollege officiating coordinator, retired dentist
U40Butch Hannah18*Middle Tennessee Stateretired federal probation officer
HL6Jerod Phillips1NANortheastern Stateelementary school teacher
LJ18Byron Boston22*Austintax consultant
FJ117John Jenkins3VinovichSt. Mary’ssales executive
SJ125Laird Hayes22*Princetonowner of football camps for high school and youth
BJ119Greg Wilson9CorrenteUSClaw enforcement
  • Replay official: Billy Smith


R34Clete Blakeman9Nebraskaattorney
U128Ramon George1NALenoir-Rhynevice-president, operations
HL94Hugo Cruz2*Texas-Pan Americaninvestment manager
LJ36Tony Veteri25TripletteManhattan Collegephysical education teacher
FJ29Adrian Hill7HochuliBuffalosoftware engineer
SJ73Joe Larrew15*St Louisattorney
BJ17Steve Patrick3*Jacksonville Stateowner, supply company
  • Replay official: Rich Reels
  • Position change: Veteri (HL→LJ)
  • Substitution: Veteri out (undisclosed) weeks 9-17, replaced with an official on a bye week


R23Jerome Boger13Morehouse Collegeretired commercial insurance underwriter
U49Rich Hall13*Arizonacustom cabinetry
HL134Ed Camp16MorelliWilliam Patersonphysical education teacher
LJ8Dana McKenzie9(swing)Toledoclaims adjuster
FJ103Eugene Hall3AndersonNorth Texasfederal agent
SJ87Walt Coleman IV2*Southern Methodistfinancial advisor
BJ112Tony Steratore17*California (Pa.)co-owner, supply company
  • Replay official: Carl Madsen
  • Position change: McKenzie (HL→LJ)


R51Carl Cheffers17California-Irvinesales manager
U71Ruben Fowler11MorelliHuston-Tillotsonretired firefighter
HL79Kent Payne13*Nebraska Wesleyanteacher
LJ47Tim Podraza9*Nebraskacorporate real estate
FJ88Brad Freeman3*Mississippi Statesports park director
SJ1Scott Novak3*Phoenixsales manager
BJ63Jim Quirk7VinovichMiddleburyfinancial advisor
  • Replay official: Charles Stewart


R65Walt Coleman28Arkansasmanager dairy processor
U44Jeff Rice22BlakemanNorthwesternattorney
HL74Derick Bowers14McAulayEast Centralsales representative
LJ16Kevin Codey2*Western New Englandmiddle school physical education teacher
FJ43Terry Brown11BlakemanTennesseeprobation supervisor
SJ76Alan Eck1NABloomsburg Statetax manager
BJ111Terrence Miles9CheffersArizona Statequality control manager
  • Replay official: Lou Nazzaro


R99Tony Corrente22Cal State-Fullertoncollege officiating coordinator
U64Dan Ferrell14*Cal State-Fullertondirector, parts logistics and supply chain management
HL13Patrick Turner3HochuliCal State-Long Beachplant manager
LJ2Bart Longson2*Brigham Youngco-founder and CEO, digital finance company
FJ82Buddy Horton18*Oregon Statewater service worker
SJ75Rob Vernatchi13MorelliCalifornia-Riversideenforcement investigator
BJ30Todd Prukop8AndersonCal State-Fullertonmedical sales representative
  • Replay official: Russell Yurk
  • Position change: Yurk (replay assistant→replay official)


R85Ed Hochuli27Texas-El Pasoattorney
U19Clay Martin2*Tulsahigh school basketball coach
HL98Greg Bradley8ParryTennesseechemical engineer
LJ59Rusty Baynes7*Auburn-Montgomerygeneral manager, safety services
FJ104Dale Shaw4MorelliAlleghenypharmaceutical sales
SJ55Alex Kemp3TripletteCentral Michiganinsurance agent
BJ93Scott Helverson14*Iowasales, printing and promotions
  • Replay official: Tom Sifferman
  • Position change: Shaw (BJ→FJ)


R35John Hussey15Idaho Statesales representative, retail logistics group
U115Tony Michalek15*IndianaUSA Football officiating director
HL106Wayne Mackie10*Colgatedirector of operations, housing
LJ107Ron Marinucci20*Glassboro Statevice president, novelty cone company
FJ86Jimmy Buchanan8*South Carolina Stateinsurance agent
SJ56Allen Baynes9*Auburnrealtor
BJ61Keith Ferguson17*San Jose Statesales
  • Replay official: Mike Wimmer


R77Terry McAulay19Louisiana Statecollege officiating coordinator
U96Undrey Wash17CheffersTexas-Arlingtonclaims controller
HL91Jerry Bergman15ColemanRobert Morrissales executive
LJ68Tom Stephan18*Pittsburg Statebusiness broker
FJ15Rick Patterson21MorelliWoffordbanker
SJ120Jonah Monroe2*
BJ39Rich Martinez3ColemanCanisiussales manager
  • Replay official: Earnie Frantz
  • Substitutions: McAulay out weeks 1-3, replaced with referee on bye week. Jerry Bergman injured preseason weeks 2-4 (torn meniscus) with various substitutes.


R135Pete Morelli20St Mary’shigh school principal
U92Bryan Neale3McAulayIndianasales consultant
HL22Steve Stelljes15AndersonFriendsbusiness planning manager
LJ101Carl Johnson13BlakemanNicholls Statefull-time official
FJ67Doug Rosenbaum16AllenIllinois Wesleyanfinancial consultant
SJ41Boris Cheek21ColemanMorgan Statedirector of operations and management
BJ12Greg Steed14McAulayHowardcomputer systems analyst
  • Replay official: Tommy Moore
  • Position change: Cheek (FJ→SJ)
  • Substitutions: Steed out weeks 11-17 (undisclosed), replaced with an official on bye week.


R132John Parry17Purduefinancial advisor
U131Mark Pellis3*Alleghenyfinancial advisor
HL5John McGrath15BogerKentuckyvice president of sales
LJ45Jeff Seeman15BogerMinnesotabrokerage sales
FJ26Jabir Walker2*Murray Statemath teacher
SJ7Keith Washington9CorrenteVirginia Military Instituteprogram financial analyst
BJ46Perry Paganelli19Hope Collegeretired high school administrator
  • Replay official: Bob McGrath


R114Gene Steratore14Kent Stateco-owner, supply company
U129Bill Schuster17ColemanAlfredinsurance broker
HL123Ed Walker3*San Jose Statereal estate management
LJ108Gary Arthur20*Wright Statepresident, commercial printing company
FJ116Mike Weatherford15*Oklahoma Stateenergy trader
SJ25Bob Waggoner20*Juniata Collegeretired probation officer
BJ105Dino Paganelli11*Aquinas Collegeeducator
  • Replay official: Paul Weidner
  • Substitutions: E. Walker out (torn quadriceps) weeks 10-17, replaced by swing official Spanier (LJ→HL).
  • Crew changes: Ellison was originally placed on Steratore’s crew, but was out beginning preseason week 2 through regular season week 8, returning as a swing official. Schuster was moved from a swing official to Steratore’s crew.


R62Ron Torbert7Michigan Stateattorney
U121Paul King8VinovichNicholls Stateschool teacher
HL37Jim Howey18*Erskine Collegedirector of adult education
LJ84Mark Steinkerchner23*Akronvice-president
FJ50Aaron Santi2*Southern Oregonmiddle school principal
SJ80Greg Gautreaux15ParrySW Louisianaathletic programs manager
BJ38Greg Yette7*Howarddefense contractor
  • Replay official: Bill Spyksma


R42Jeff Triplette21Wake Forestrestructuring consultant
U14Shawn Smith2*Ferris Stateinternal auditor
HL32Jeff Bergman25*Robert Morrispresident and chief executive officer, medical services
LJ53Sarah Thomas2MorelliMobilepharmaceutical sales representative
FJ3Scott Edwards18TorbertAlabamaenvironmental engineer
SJ109Dyrol Prioleau10*Johnson C Smithmanager, law firm
BJ133Steve Freeman16*Mississippi Statecustom home builder
  • Replay official: Al Hynes
  • Position changes: Jeff Bergman (LJ→HL). Edwards and Prioleau were initially swapped in their positions when the roster was first released, but they returned to their positions for preseason.


R52Bill Vinovich12San Diegoaccountant, former NFL officiating supervisor
U102Bruce Stritesky11(swing)Embry Riddleairline pilot
HL110Phil McKinnely15*UCLAinventory control
LJ9Mark Perlman16ParrySalemteacher
FJ72Michael Banks15McAulayIllinois Statecarpenter foreman
SJ60Gary Cavaletto14*Hancockgeneral manager, agricultural operations
BJ78Greg Meyer15HochuliTexas Christianbanker
  • Replay official: Darryll Lewis
  • Position change: Meyer (SJ→BJ)


R4Craig Wrolstad14Washingtonathletic director
U31Barry Anderson#10SteratoreNorth Carolina Statebuilder/developer
HL28Mark Hittner20*Pittsburg Stateinvestment broker
LJ10Julian Mapp8*Grambling Statesoftware QA tester
FJ33Steve Zimmer20*Hofstraattorney
SJ21Jeff Lamberth15*Texas A&Mattorney
BJ27Lee Dyer14*Tennessee-Chattanoogasales manager
  • Replay official: Larry Nemmers
  • #Number change:

Every week we get emails through our contact page that should never be sent.  I intentionally have very little text on there, in the hopes that people will actually read it.  If you don’t want to click through, it says:

I am just one guy, and I’m not affiliated with the NFL.  Venting to me is pointless. If you choose to waste my time and vent anyhow, we reserve the right to publish your full email on the site, including your name and email address.

Pretty clear.

After the Lions-Cowboys game last week, I got a decent number of upset Lions fans that emailed me.  After the Dez Bryant no-catch today, though, wow!  Not only did I just get hundreds of emails from Cowboys fans that clearly can’t read, it’s at best a 50/50 call anyhow.  I tend to think it was a good call on a bad rule, but my opinion doesn’t matter; I’m just a dude watching the games.  The Lions got hosed, which most everyone can agree on, but the Dez call is more difficult.  Regardless, I have nothing to do with it.

I don’t know if this means Dallas has the worst fans, but they’re clearly not big on reading, don’t spell especially well, and love exclamation points.

That said, the “we reserve the right to publish…” part of that page has been up for a while now.  If people feel like flooding my inbox with insults, I’ll share them here for all to see.  Here is a small sub-set of what has come in so far. Feel free to write back to any of them and start up a friendly dialog. 🙂

Be advised, these emails are completely untouched, including foul language, so proceed as you see fit.


Bill Gloeckler –
I’m not a Packers fan but i now believe these games are fixed by the officials. I and all my friends will be sharing this on Facebook worldwide. I’m done with the payoffs you recieve

John Cannon –
The refs absolutely suck this year. They have ruined football. That Dez Bryant call was terrible.

RJ ware –
Yall mother fuckers are worthless. My bind grandmother makes better calls. Yall do not deserve to call professional games you sorry chick sucking mother fuckers

Martin Loewen –
Fucking call me you fucking pussy refs for overturning that dez Bryant catch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 432-638-0656

later from Martin again…

Tell me to my face that dez Bryant didn’t catch that ball!!! I dare you!!!!
Martin Loewen
513 CR 201
Seminole, TX 79360

scott collins –
Y’all have ruined the game of football for me that was a catch by Bryant he clearly showed possession and elbow was down before ball come. Out I thank it was a touchdown me and my father are through watching football you officials have ruined the game for us we hate yalls. Guts

Brenda Schumacher –
Even the Dallas “haters” are so aware and calling you guys WHIMPS AND WEAK!! You buckled under last weeks horrible call against the lions so you thought you could redeem yourself against a Dallas and all you did – confirmed you are weak and have no business refereeing! Stupid call against Dez!! His knee was down and he had total control of the ball with one hand! Call the game correctly and stay out of the teams way to lose or win! You buckled under pressure of haters do in my eyes- I will never trust you until you turn it around and prove you can call a game justly. Worts call EVER!!

Joe Harrison –
As a retired referee, I just witnessed the worst playoff call I have ever seen. After the Dallas receivercaught the ball, he maintained control for three steps which demonstrates a legal reception. He again caught the ball placed two feet on the ground and continued to run. The ground cannot cause a fumble on a run. Was this call made for profit or just pure stupidity!!!!
Joe Harrison

Jacke Zannini –
That’s the worst call of all time taking the catch away from Bryant. Not a fan of either term but 2 bad calls against Dallas. The refs ruined the game & should be FIRED w/ no pension -and investigated. Totally changed the fair outcome of the game. Unacceptable & you should be ashshamed. Appears criminal!

Bruce Burnett –
I really think you need to find people who know the game before you have them referee a game like the Dallas vs Greenbay lots of BAD CALLS….. get with it or get out of the sport !

Montgomery Heathman –
The referees in the Dallas vs Green Bay are the most inept I have seen in 45 years of the NFL. The call on Dez Bryant’s catch in the fourth quarter was terrible. I’m launching an investigation to determine influences compromising the integrity of their actions on the field, including any possible financial gains possibly made by their officiating. They all should be fired.

tim pohs –
The officials in the playoffs this season are all blind as hell they don’t even deserve to work at the piggly wiggly my blind def mute grandmother can call games better than them

alina paradoa –
Which one of you made that lousy call at the Dallas-G game?
Shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A blind man could have seen the catch better than you.
I don’t how much you get paid for doing what you do, but you should in all honesty quit or give your money back… Damn unbelievable.
Go ref at middle school games man, not even high school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brittany self –
I am highly concerned that y’all don’t know how to call a complete catch. Y’all screwed over the Cowboys against the packers in the playoffs 2015. Y’all should make it right towards football teams that y’all don’t like. Y’all have a lot of outraged fans this season. Y’all need to learn how to call the right plays or don’t be a refree at all. Thank-you

brian machado –
are you kidding me! Not only did Dez make great catch he had total enough control and presence of mine to extend arm with ball to end zone. Thanks for nothing u blinde f!

You do not belong with the rest of the competent refs., an embarrassment to your profession.

chris rake –
How is it even acceptable you will let a official dictate the outcome of a playoff game of this magnitude. I find it very unprofessional and unecceptable especially at this level and this far into the season (playoff game). The Dallas Cowboys in all fashion should have won this game. I am appalled, not to mention it takes away the integrity of the game. I am ashamed and I hope you can sleep at night. Who’s side were the refs on today???????

Brian Steele – coachbsteele@cox.met
You guys are trash Steratore is a piece of shit he fixed that game for Green Bay you can all go fuck yourselves you cheating pieces of shit


I’ll post more as they continue to come in…


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