About the NFLRA
Executive Director: Scott H. Green
President: Tony Steratore
Vice President: Carl Paganelli
Secretary: Joe Larrew
Treasurer: Greg Meyer
Walt Coleman IV
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.