February 7, 2022

How an NFL Ref Works the Game

by Every Little Thing

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Get ready for football season with a behind-the-scenes peep at what it's like to be a professional ref. While most fans focus on the players, listener Erika wants to know about the other people on the field – the officials. How do referees get the job? What’s it like to be at the center of the action? And what does it take to make it to the Super Bowl? Retired NFL official and Coordinator of Football Officials at SIAC Tom Symonette fields some questions.

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