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.

NFL Rules Enforcement

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

Fines & Appeals

The NFL's schedule of infractions and fines, and a process for appeal.

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. 

Gameday: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

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 four NFL executives to create the NFL's 256-game masterpiece.

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 the NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Celebrating, educating, embracing and connecting all former NFL players with each other, their former teams and the league.

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 command 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.

2017 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2017 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

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

Signals Intelligence

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

Stats Central

Stats Central

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

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.

2017 Roster of NFL Officials

The complete 2017 NFL roster of officials including crew assignments.

The following is the complete 2017 NFL roster of officials, including crew assignments, which may change during the season due to injury, schedule conflicts, etc.:

No. Name Pos. College Crew NFL Experience (including 2017)
122 Brad Allen R Pembroke State Allen 4
20 Barry Anderson U North Carolina State Wrolstad 11
66 Walt Anderson R Texas Anderson 22
108 Gary Arthur LJ Wright State Steratore 21
72 Michael Banks FJ Illinois State McAulay 16
56 Allen Baynes SJ Auburn Hussey 10
59 Rusty Baynes LJ Auburn-Montgomery Hochuli 8
32 Jeff Bergman DJ Robert Morris Triplette 26
91 Jerry Bergman DJ Robert Morris McAulay 16
34 Clete Blakeman R Nebraska Blakeman 10
23 Jerome Boger R Morehouse Boger 14
40 Brian Bolinger LJ Indiana State Allen 1
18 Byron Boston LJ Austin Anderson 23
74 Derick Bowers DJ East Central Coleman 15
98 Greg Bradley DJ Tennessee Hochuli 9
43 Terry Brown SJ* Tennessee Triplette 12
11 Fred Bryan U Northern Iowa Allen 9
86 Jimmy Buchanan FJ South Carolina State Hussey 9
134 Ed Camp DJ William Paterson Boger 18
63 Mike Carr LJ Wisconsin Boger 1
60 Gary Cavaletto SJ Hancock Vinovich 15
41 Boris Cheek SJ Morgan State Morelli 22
51 Carl Cheffers R California-Irvine Cheffers 18
16 Kevin Codey LJ Western New England Coleman 3
95 James Coleman SJ Arkansas Coleman 13
65 Walt Coleman R Arkansas Coleman 29
87 Walt Coleman IV SJ Southern Methodist Boger 3
99 Tony Corrente R Cal State-Fullerton Corrente 23
94 Hugo Cruz DJ Texas-Pan American Blakeman 3
25 Ryan Dickson SJ Utah Corrente 1
27 Lee Dyer BJ Tennessee-Chattanooga Wrolstad 15
76 Alan Eck U* Bloomsburg Corrente 2
3 Scott Edwards SJ* Alabama Torbert 19
81 Roy Ellison U Savannah State Steratore 15
61 Keith Ferguson BJ San Jose State Hussey 18
64 Dan Ferrell U Cal State-Fullerton   15
71 Ruben Fowler U Huston-Tillotson Triplette 12
88 Brad Freeman SJ* Mississippi State Cheffers 4
133 Steve Freeman BJ Mississippi State Triplette 17
80 Greg Gautreaux FJ* S.W. Louisiana Triplette 16
128 Ramon George U Lenoir-Rhyne Blakeman 2
103 Eugene Hall FJ North Texas Boger 4
49 Rich Hall U Arizona Boger 14
125 Laird Hayes SJ Princeton Anderson 23
93 Scott Helverson BJ Iowa Hochuli 15
29 Adrian Hill SJ* Buffalo Steratore 8
97 Tom Hill FJ Carson Newman Allen 19
28 Mark Hittner DJ Pittsburg State Wrolstad 21
85 Ed Hochuli R Texas-El Paso Hochuli 28
83 Shawn  Hochuli BJ Claremont Allen 4
82 Buddy Horton FJ Oregon State Corrente 19
37 Jim Howey DJ/LJ Erskine   19
35 John Hussey R Idaho State Hussey 16
117 John Jenkins FJ St. Mary's Anderson 4
101 Carl Johnson LJ Nicholls State McAulay 14
55 Alex Kemp SJ Central Michigan Hochuli 4
121 Paul King U Nicholls State Torbert 9
21 Jeff Lamberth SJ Texas A&M Wrolstad 16
73 Joe Larrew FJ* St. Louis Blakeman 16
2 Bart Longson LJ Brigham Young Corrente 3
89 Jon Lucivansky FJ Minnesota Vinovich 9
10 Julian Mapp LJ Grambling State Wrolstad 9
107 Ron Marinucci LJ Glassboro State Hussey 21
19 Clay Martin U Oklahoma Baptist Cheffers 3
39 Rich Martinez BJ Canisius McAulay 4
77 Terry McAulay R Louisiana State McAulay 20
8 Dana McKenzie LJ Toledo Blakeman 10
110 Phil McKinnely DJ UCLA Vinovich 16
48 Jim Mello DJ Northeastern Allen 14
118 Dave Meslow FJ* Augsburg Parry 7
78 Greg Meyer BJ Texas Christian Vinovich 16
115 Tony Michalek U Indiana Hussey 16
111 Terrence Miles BJ Arizona State Coleman 10
120 Jonah Monroe SJ Arkansas McAulay 3
135 Pete Morelli R St. Mary's Morelli 21
92 Bryan Neale U Indiana Morelli 4
1 Scott Novak FJ* Phoenix Coleman 4
24 David Oliver DJ Baker Steratore 1
124 Carl Paganelli U Michigan State Anderson 19
105 Dino Paganelli BJ Aquinas Steratore 12
46 Perry Paganelli BJ Hope Parry 20
132 John Parry R Purdue Parry 18
17 Steve Patrick BJ Jacksonville State Blakeman 4
15 Rick Patterson FJ/SJ Wofford    22
79 Kent Payne LJ* Nebraska Wesleyan Cheffers 14
131 Mark Pellis U Allegheny Parry 4
9 Mark Perlman LJ Salem Vinovich 17
6 Jerod Phillips DJ Northeastern State Anderson 2
47 Tim Podraza LJ Nebraska Morelli 10
109 Dyrol Prioleau SJ Johnson C. Smith Blakeman 11
30 Todd Prukop BJ Cal State-Fullerton Corrente 9
5 Jim Quirk BJ Middlebury  Cheffers 8
44 Jeff Rice U Northwestern Coleman 23
31 Mearl Robinson FJ Air Force Cheffers 1
126 Brad Rogers FJ Lubbock Christian Morelli 1
50 Aaron Santi FJ Southern Oregon Torbert 3
129 Bill Schuster U Alfred   18
45 Jeff Seeman LJ Minnesota Parry 16
104 Dale Shaw FJ Allegheny Hochuli 5
113 Danny Short LJ North Carolina-Charlotte Triplette 1
14 Shawn Smith U Ferris State Hochuli 3
90 Mike Spanier DJ St. Cloud State Parry 19
12 Greg Steed BJ Howard Morelli 15
84 Mark Steinkerchner LJ Akron Torbert 24
22 Steve Stelljes DJ Friends Morelli 16
68 Tom Stephan DJ/LJ Pittsburg State   19
114 Gene Steratore R Kent State Steratore 15
112 Tony Steratore BJ California, Pa. Boger 18
102 Bruce Stritesky U Embry Riddle Vinovich 12
100 Tom Symonette DJ* Florida Cheffers 14
53 Sarah Thomas DJ* Mobile Torbert 3
62 Ron Torbert R Michigan State Torbert 8
42 Jeff Triplette R Wake Forest Triplette 22
13 Patrick Turner DJ Cal State-Long Beach Corrente 4
52 Bill Vinovich R San Diego Vinovich 13
123 Ed Walker DJ San Jose State Hussey 4
26 Jabir Walker SJ Murray State Allen 3
7 Keith Washington SJ Virginia Military Institute Parry 10
116 Mike Weatherford FJ Oklahoma State Steratore 16
119 Greg Wilson BJ USC Anderson 10
54 Steve Woods U Wabash McAulay 1
4 Craig Wrolstad R Washington Wrolstad 15
38 Greg Yette BJ Howard Torbert 8
33 Steve Zimmer FJ Hofstra Wrolstad 21

 *Denotes new position for 2017

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