When did the NFL refs go on strike?
The 2012 NFL referee lockout was a labor dispute between the National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Referees Association that resulted in the use of replacement officials through Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season.
Has a NFL player ever punched a ref?
The incident happened after Colts running back Jonathan Taylor was hit in the backfield for a 1-yard loss with around five minutes in the third. Near the outside of the scrum, Young began yelling at a referee and appeared to accidentally hit the ref’s hat. The Colts were on the Rams’ 3-yard line.
Who is the best NFL referee?
Greatest NFL Referees
- Terry McAulay.
- Gene Steratore.
- Tony Corrente.
- 6. Walt Anderson.
- Al Riveron.
- Pete Morelli.
- Clete Blakeman. While he’s one of the younger refs in the NFL, Blakeman has proven himself to be among the best.
- Jerome Boger. Boger is one of the most experienced and recognizable refs in the NFL today.
How does one become an NFL referee?
The NFL requires that an official have at least 10 years of officiating football before being considered to be an NFL official. Out of those 10 years, at least five of them must include major college games. But before then, there is a ton of training that goes into it.
Do referees get suspended?
There are occasions when officials have faced sanctions for improper conduct on the field, such as using inappropriate language. But it is rare for officials below the collegiate level to be suspended for a judgment error or misapplying a rule.
How often do NFL referees get hurt?
The incidence rates of injuries among referees during training and matches were 4.6 and 19.6 injuries per 1000 hours, respectively. Muscular and tendon injuries were found to be the most common type of injury, and the most common site of injury was the lower leg followed by the hip and groin.