Acc Football Referee Assignments For 2016-2017

Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2017 NFL season. This season, there are 8 new officials to replace officials that retired or were moved up to the league office. There are five veteran officials designated as swing officials, matching last season’s record-level bench. The swing officials will move between crews through the season, and include include two umpires, two line-of-scrimmage officials, and a deep wing. Umpire Bill Schuster once again is listed as a swing official, however last season he was moved to a crew in preseason to replace an injured official. Head linesman Jim Howey is in his third stint as a swing official, having previously been one in 2011 due to an injury and continuing into 2012.

For the second consecutive season, there are no new “white hats,” as everyone from the referee position remains. Four crew chiefs were added from 2014-15.

This season, the NFL has renamed the head linesman position to down judge, in deference to use a gender-neutral term.

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. A replay official is assigned to each crew, but the replay assistant is assigned to the stadium, much like the chain crews and clock operators.

Veteran officials who have changed positions from last season are indicated at the bottom of each crew list.

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

R122Brad Allen4Pembroke Statenon-profit CEO
U11Fred Bryan9*Northern Iowasuperintendent, juvenile correctional facility
DJ48Jim Mello14*Northeasternfacilities manager
LJ40 Brian Bolinger1NAIndiana Statecorporate safety director 
FJ97Tom Hill19*Carson Newmanteacher
SJ26Jabir Walker3ParryMurray Statemath teacher
BJ83Shawn Hochuli4*Claremontfinancial advisor

 

R66Walt Anderson22Texascollege officiating coordinator, retired dentist
U124Carl Paganelli18(swing)Michigan Stateretired federal probation officer
DJ6Jerod Phillips2*Northeastern Stateelementary school teacher
LJ18Byron Boston23*Austintax consultant
FJ117John Jenkins4*St. Mary’ssales executive
SJ125Laird Hayes23*Princetonowner of football camps for high school and youth
BJ119Greg Wilson10*USClaw enforcement

 

R34Clete Blakeman10Nebraskaattorney
U128Ramon George2*Lenoir-Rhynefinancial underwriter
DJ94Hugo Cruz3*Texas-Pan Americaninvestment manager
LJ8Dana McKenzie10BogerToledoclaims adjuster
FJ73Joe Larrew16*St Louisattorney
SJ109Dyrol Prioleau11TripletteJohnson C Smithmanager, law firm
BJ17Steve Patrick4*Jacksonville Stateowner, supply company

 

R23Jerome Boger14Morehouse Collegeretired commercial insurance underwriter
U49Rich Hall14*Arizonacustom cabinetry
DJ134Ed Camp18*William Patersonphysical education teacher
LJ63Mike Carr1NAWisconsinathletic director
FJ103Eugene Hall4*North Texasfederal agent
SJ87Walt Coleman IV3*Southern Methodistfinancial advisor
BJ112Tony Steratore18*California (Pa.)co-owner, supply company

 

R51Carl Cheffers18California-Irvinesales manager
U19Clay Martin3HochuliTulsahigh school basketball coach
DJ100Tom Symonette14AllenFloridacertified public accountant
LJ79Kent Payne14*Nebraska Wesleyanteacher
FJ31Mearl Robinson1NAAir Forceinstructor 
SJ88Brad Freeman4*Mississippi Statesports park director
BJ5Jim Quirk8*Middleburyfinancial advisor

 

R65Walt Coleman29Arkansasmanager dairy processor
U44Jeff Rice23*Northwesternattorney
DJ74Derick Bowers15*East Centralsales representative
LJ16Kevin Codey3*Western New Englandmiddle school physical education teacher
FJ1Scott Novak4CheffersPhoenixsales manager
SJ95James Coleman13(swing)Arkansaselectrical engineer
BJ111Terrence Miles10*Arizona Statequality control manager

 

R99Tony Corrente23Cal State-Fullertonretired educator
U76Alan Eck2*Bloomsburg Statetax manager
DJ13Patrick Turner4*Cal State-Long Beachplant manager
LJ2Bart Longson3*Brigham Youngco-founder and CEO, digital finance company
FJ82Buddy Horton19*Oregon Statewater service worker
SJ25Ryan Dickson1NAUtahcommercial real estate developer 
BJ30Todd Prukop9*Cal State-Fullertonmedical sales representative

 

R85Ed Hochuli28Texas-El Pasoattorney
U14Shawn Smith3TripletteFerris Stateinternal auditor
DJ98Greg Bradley9*Tennesseechemical engineer
LJ59Rusty Baynes8*Auburn-Montgomerygeneral manager, safety services
FJ104Dale Shaw5*Alleghenypharmaceutical sales
SJ55Alex Kemp4*Central Michiganinsurance agent
BJ93Scott Helverson15*Iowasales, printing and promotions

 

R35John Hussey16Idaho Statesales representative, retail logistics group
U115Tony Michalek16*IndianaUSA Football officiating director
DJ123Ed Walker4SteratoreSan Jose Statereal estate management
LJ107Ron Marinucci21*Glassboro Statevice president, novelty cone company
FJ86Jimmy Buchanan9*South Carolina Stateinsurance agent
SJ56Allen Baynes10*Auburnrealtor
BJ61Keith Ferguson18*San Jose Statesales

 

R77Terry McAulay20Louisiana Statecollege officiating coordinator
U54Steve Woods1NAWabashfinancial advisor 
DJ91Jerry Bergman16*Robert Morrissales executive
LJ101Carl Johnson14MorelliNicholls Statefull-time official
FJ72Michael Banks16VinovichIllinois Statecarpenter foreman
SJ120Jonah Monroe3*Arkansassystems engineer
BJ39Rich Martinez4*Canisiussales manager

 

R135Pete Morelli21St. Mary’shigh school principal
U92Bryan Neale4*Indianasales consultant
DJ22Steve Stelljes16*Friendsbusiness planning manager
LJ47Tim Podraza10CheffersNebraskacorporate real estate
FJ126Brad Rogers1NALubbock Christiancollege professor 
SJ41Boris Cheek22*Morgan Statedirector of operations and management
BJ12Greg Steed15*Howardcomputer systems analyst

 

R132John Parry18Purduefinancial advisor
U131Mark Pellis4*Alleghenyfinancial advisor
DJ90Mike Spanier19(swing)St Cloud Statemiddle school principal
LJ45Jeff Seeman16*Minnesotabrokerage sales
FJ118David Meslow7AllenAugsburg Collegemarketing manager
SJ7Keith Washington10*Virginia Military Instituteprogram financial analyst
BJ46Perry Paganelli20*Hope Collegeretired high school administrator

 

R114Gene Steratore15Kent Stateco-owner, supply company
U81Roy Ellison15(swing)Savannah Statetechnical staff member
DJ24David Oliver1NABakerinformation systems manager 
LJ108Gary Arthur21*Wright Statepresident, commercial printing company
FJ116Mike Weatherford16*Oklahoma Stateenergy trader
SJ29Adrian Hill8BlakemanBuffalosoftware engineer
BJ105Dino Paganelli12*Aquinas Collegeeducator

 

R62Ron Torbert8Michigan Stateattorney
U121Paul King9*Nicholls Stateschool teacher
DJ53Sarah Thomas3TripletteMobilepharmaceutical sales representative
LJ84Mark Steinkerchner24*Akronvice-president
FJ50Aaron Santi3*Southern Oregonmiddle school principal
SJ3Scott Edwards19TripletteAlabamaenvironmental engineer
BJ38Greg Yette8*Howarddefense contractor

 

R42Jeff Triplette22Wake Forestrestructuring consultant
U71Ruben Fowler12CheffersHuston-Tillotsonretired firefighter
DJ32Jeff Bergman26*Robert Morrispresident and chief executive officer, medical services
LJ113Danny Short1NANorth Carolina-Charlotteexecutive officer, global sales operations 
FJ80Greg Gautreaux16TorbertSW Louisianaathletic programs manager
SJ43Terry Brown12ColemanTennesseeprobation supervisor
BJ133Steve Freeman17*Mississippi Statecustom home builder (former NFL player)

 

R52Bill Vinovich13San Diegoaccountant, former NFL officiating supervisor
U102Bruce Stritesky12*Embry Riddleairline pilot
DJ110Phil McKinnely16*UCLAinventory control (former NFL player)
LJ9Mark Perlman17*Salemteacher
FJ89Jon Lucivansky9(swing)Minnesotacollege educator
SJ60Gary Cavaletto15*Hancockgeneral manager, agricultural operations
BJ78Greg Meyer16*Texas Christianbanker

 

R4Craig Wrolstad15Washingtonathletic director
U20Barry Anderson11*North Carolina Statebuilder/developer
DJ28Mark Hittner21*Pittsburg Stateinvestment broker
LJ10Julian Mapp9*Grambling Statesoftware QA tester
FJ33Steve Zimmer21*Hofstraattorney
SJ21Jeff Lamberth16*Texas A&Mattorney
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Football Zebras has obtained the conference assignments of the officiating crews to the 2016-17 bowl games, and the officials assigned where known. The Power Five conferences receive five bowls, other conferences receive three, with a fourth assignment rotated annually. All times are Eastern. The conference that assigns the officials for each game is listed in italics

* indicates officials that were in the 2016 NFL officiating development program.

Playoff games

Saturday, Dec. 31

  • Peach Bowl ESPN 3 p.m. — Washington vs. Alabama
  • Fiesta Bowl ESPN 7 p.m. — Ohio State vs. Clemson

Monday, Jan. 9

  • National Championship  ESPN 8 p.m. —

New Year’s Six

Friday, Dec. 30

  • Orange Bowl ESPN 8 p.m. — Michigan vs. Florida State

Monday, Jan. 2

  • Cotton Bowl Classic ESPN 1 p.m. — Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin
    • ACC
    • R — Riley Jonson
    • C — Larry Hayes
    • U — Tom Laverty
    • H — Kavin McGrath
    • L — Danny Short*
    • S — Mike McCarthy
    • F — Harry Tyson
    • B — Bryan Platt
    • Alt — George Geiss
    • Replay — Steve McBride
  • Rose Bowl ESPN 5 p.m. —  USC vs. Penn State
    • ACC
    • R — Duane Heydt
    • C — Tyrone Anderson
    • U — Jim Eckl
    • H — Rich Misner
    • L — Tracy Lynch
    • S — Tony Tarantini
    • F — Wayne Rundell
    • B — Jacques Cooper
    • Alt — John Hoffman
    • Replay — Ralph Pickett
  • Sugar Bowl ESPN 8:30 p.m. — Auburn vs. Oklahoma

Other bowl games

Saturday, Dec. 17

  • Celebration Bowl ABC 12 p.m. — North Carolina Central vs. Grambling 
    • Mountain West Conference
    • R — Marvel July
    • U — Marlow Fitzgerald*
    • H — Justin Gragg
    • L — Catherine Conti
    • S — Bill Stimmel
    • F — Justin Jordan
    • B — Albert Bryant
  • New Mexico Bowl ESPN 2 p.m. — New Mexico vs. UTSA
    • Sun Belt
    • R — Jason McArthur
    • U — John Short
    • H — Keith Johnson
    • L — Terry Allgeier
    • S — Bart Horne
    • F — Glen Fucik
    • B — Jay Brown
  • Las Vegas Bowl ABC 3:30 p.m. — Houston vs. San Diego State
    • Conference USA
    • R — Daniel Gautreaux
    • U — Dongray Johnson
    • H — Max Causey
    • L — Brad McGrath
    • S — Chris Scott
    • F — Adrian Carson
    • B — Tom Healey
  • Camellia Bowl ESPN 5:30 p.m. — Appalachian State vs. Toledo 
    • Conference USA
    • R — Ken Antee
    • U — Jason Yates
    • H — Maia Chaka*
    • L — Scott Held
    • S — Scott Gasaway
    • F — Chris Cockerall
    • B — Nate Jones*
  • Cure Bowl CBSSN 5:30 p.m. — UCF vs. Arkansas State
    • Mountain West 
    • R — Kevin Mar*
    • U — Stuart Schake
    • H — George Shoup
    • L — David Young
    • S — Steven Heiman
    • F — Robert Asel
    • B — Robert Lewis
  • New Orleans Bowl ESPN 9 p.m. — Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
    • MAC
    • R — Tom Stapleton
    • C — Amanda Sauer
    • U — Tim Owens
    • H — Ryan MacDonald
    • L — Mark Bennett
    • S — Matt Kukar
    • F — Dominique Pender
    • B — Jeff Latkiewicz
    • Alt — Bob Stinson
    • Replay — Jim Thomas

Monday, Dec. 19

  • Miami Beach Bowl ESPN 2:30 p.m. —  Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
    • Mountain West
    • R — Marvel July
    • U — Apollo Martin
    • H — Greg Downum
    • L — John Kilmer
    • S — Mark Graves
    • F — Kirk Wisnewski
    • B — Michael Aaronia

Tuesday, Dec. 20

  • Boca Raton Bowl ESPN 7 p.m. — Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
    • Big Ten
    • R — Don Willard
    • U — Robert Colosimo
    • H — Steve Matarante
    • L — Paul Engelberts
    • S — Steve Hassel
    • F — Jeff Noggle
    • B — Robert Smith Jr

Wednesday, Dec. 21

  • Poinsettia Bowl ESPN 9 p.m. — BYU vs. Wyoming
    • MAC
    • R — Greg Blum
    • C — Dan Novak
    • U — Brad Hudak
    • H — Vincent Winters
    • L — Ric Hinkamper
    • S — Ryan Flynn
    • F — Raymond Daniel
    • B — Doug Warns
    • Alt — Curt Johnson
    • Replay — Bill Alge

Thursday, Dec. 22

  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ESPN 7 p.m. — Idaho vs. Colorado State
    • American
    • R — Tracy Jones
    • C — Ryan Wingers
    • U — Bill Lamkin
    • H — Dan Harrington
    • L — Lance Thompson
    • F — Ben Vasconcells
    • S — Alex Moore
    • B — Tom Fimmen
    • Alt — Ken Bushey
    • Replay — Buddy Ward
    • Communicator — Kevin Collins

Friday, Dec. 23

  • Bahamas Bowl ESPN 1 p.m. — Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
    • Sun Belt
    • R — Chuck Lewis
    • U — Chad Walker
    • C — Jon Baden
    • H — Scott Petersen
    • L — Dion Quinn
    • F — Dan Moore
    • S — Chip Shields
    • B — Matt Hollifield
    • Alt — Ted Pitts
    • Replay — John Layne
    • Observer — Larry Leatherwood
  • Armed Forces Bowl ESPN 4:30 p.m. — Louisiana Tech vs. Navy
    • MAC
    • R — Larry Smith
    • U — Robert Holcomb
    • H — Kole Knueppel
    • L — Jeff Meslow
    • S — Richard Ames
    • F — Monte Tilgner
    • B — Tom Riepenoff
  • Dollar General Bowl ESPN 8 p.m. — Ohio vs. Troy
    • Conference USA
    • R — Tra Blake
    • U — Chad Craig
    • H — Gary Calip
    • L — Josh Fath
    • S — Tony Lombardo
    • F — Ed Kierce
    • B — Larry Neal

Saturday, Dec. 24

  • Hawaiʻi Bowl ESPN 8 p.m. — Hawaiʻi vs. Middle Tennessee
    • American
    • R — Charles Lamertina
    • C — Anthony Calabrese
    • U — Jeff Akers
    • H — Adam Loudin
    • L — Jeff Cooney
    • F — Glen Crowther
    • S — Mark Windham
    • B — Byron Adams
    • Alt — Steven Ray
    • Replay — Paul Zukis
    • Communicator — Jack Winter

Monday, Dec. 26

  • St. Petersburg Bowl ESPN 11 a.m. — Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi State
    • Conference USA
    • R — Jay Edwards
    • U — Mike Moten
    • H — Steve Fleming
    • L — Tom Eaton
    • S — Maurice Pierre
    • F — Justin Larrew*
    • B — Michael Bailey
  • Quick Lane Bowl ESPN 2:30 p.m. — Maryland vs. Boston College
    • Pac-12
    • R — Steve Strimling
    • U — Frank Villar
    • C — John Love
    • H — Bob Day
    • L — Jeff Robinson
    • S — Jeff Dahle
    • F — Jeff Yock
    • B — Brad Robinson
  • Independence Bowl ESPN2 5 p.m. — NC State vs. Vanderbilt
    • Big Ten
    • R — Mike Cannon
    • U — Ken Zelmanski
    • H — Bruce Keeling
    • L — Jeff Szink
    • S — Scott McElwee
    • F — Al Terry
    • B — Scott Buchanan

Tuesday, Dec. 27

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl ESPN 12 p.m. — Army vs. North Texas
  • Military Bowl ESPN 3:30 p.m. — Temple vs. Wake Forest
  • Holiday Bowl ESPN 7 p.m. — Minnesota vs. Washington State
    • ACC
    • R — Gary Patterson
    • C — Mike Webster
    • U — Mike Wooten
    • H — Art Hardin
    • L — Colin Formulak
    • S — Rich Wilborn
    • F — Mike Cullin
    • B — Pat Ryan
    • Alt — Jim Biddle
  • Cactus Bowl ESPN 10:15 p.m. — Boise State vs. Baylor
    • American
    • R — Michael Roche
    • C — Mark Mobra
    • U — Paul Myers
    • H — Jim Casey
    • L — Tod Reese
    • F — Rick Santilli
    • S — Bruce Williams
    • B — Victor Firth
    • Alt — Marcus Woods
    • Replay — Roy Rennels
    • Communicator — Wayne Pollard

Wednesday, Dec. 28

  • Pinstripe Bowl ESPN 2 p.m. — Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
  • Russell Athletic Bowl ESPN 5:30 p.m. — West Virginia vs. Miami
  • Foster Farms Bowl FOX 8:30 — Indiana vs. Utah
  • Texas Bowl ESPN 9 p.m. — Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
    • Big Ten
    • R — Jerry McGinn
    • C — Mike Carr*
    • U — Steve Woods*
    • H — John Wiercinski
    • L — Ron Tipton
    • S — Joel Clay
    • F — Tim Maguire
    • B — Mike Brown
    • Alt — Mark Kluczynski
    • Replay — James Kemerling

Thursday, Dec. 29

  • Birmingham Bowl ESPN 2 p.m. — South Florida vs. South Carolina
  • Belk Bowl ESPN 5:30 p.m. — Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech
  • Alamo Bowl ESPN 9 p.m. — Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
    • ACC
    • R — Jeff Heaser
    • C — Sean Geraghty
    • U — Mark Wilson
    • H — Troy Gray
    • L — Hugh Campbell
    • S — Jerry Hocker
    • F – Milton Britton
    • B — Gary Dancewicz
    • Alt — Steve Clein
    • Replay — Tom DeJoseph

Friday, Dec. 30

  • Liberty Bowl ESPN 12 p.m. — Georgia vs. TCU
    • Pac-12
    • R — Michael Batlan
    • U — Bryan Hay
    • C — Jim Wharrie 
    • H — Kirk Mattson
    • L — Rich Troyer
    • S — Michael Marsh
    • F — Shane Standley
    • B — David Ross
    • Alt — Matt Dornan
    • Replay — Jim Fogltance
    • Communicator — Cleo Robinson
  • Sun Bowl CBS 2 p.m. — Stanford vs. North Carolina
  • Music City Bowl ESPN 3:30 p.m. — Nebraska vs. Tennessee
  • Arizona Bowl CAMPUS INSIDERS 5:30 p.m. —  South Alabama vs. Air Force
    • ACC
    • R — Jerry Magallanes
    • C — Don Yates
    • U — Dan Worrell
    • H — Matt Fitzgerald
    • L — Brian Sakowsky
    • S — Jim Capora
    • F — Conor Clougherty
    • B — Keith Parham
    • Alt — Bill Beckett

Saturday, Dec. 31

  • Citrus Bowl ABC 11 a.m. — LSU vs. Louisville
  • TaxSlayer Bowl ESPN 11 a.m. — Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky

Monday, Jan. 2

  • Outback Bowl ABC 1 p.m. — Florida vs. Iowa

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