About the NFLRA
Executive Director: Scott H. Green
President: Carl Paganelli
Vice President: Carl Cheffers
Secretary: Walt Coleman IV
Treasurer: Derick Bowers
Each year, the NFLRA donates Super Bowl tickets to charities in support of a variety of important causes.
This gift annually raises more than $100,000 for important organizations and causes.
Off the field, NFLRA members frequently support charities that are important to them, but it’s special for the union to be able to do this as an organization.
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.