About the NFLRA


Executive Director: Scott H. Green


President: Tony Steratore

Vice President: Carl Paganelli

Secretary: Joe Larrew

Treasurer: Greg Meyer


Derick Bowers

Fred Bryan

Carl Cheffers
Walt Coleman IV

Bart Longson

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does one become an NFL official?

A: The NFL Officiating Development Program (ODP) draws from nearly 4,000 college-level officials within the league's scouting database. Visit the NFL Operations page for more on the ODP.

Q: How accurate are NFL officials?

A: Each game averages about 158 plays, so a typical official who works 14 regular-season games is evaluated on nearly 2,200 plays in a single season. They got it right 95.9% of the time throughout the 2014 season, according to the league’s evaluators. Visit the NFL Operations page for more information.

Q: What is the length of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement?

A: The CBA signed in September 2019 will run through May 2026.

Q: What are the responsibilities and positions for officials?

A: There are seven on-field NFL officials: Referee, Umpire, Down Judge, Line Judge, Field Judge, Side Judge and Back Judge. Each has a specific role and responsibilities that make it possible to correctly and consistently call games at football’s highest level. Visit the NFL Operations page for an interactive infographic to learn more.

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