There are seven on field officials for a College Football game:
R - Referee
U - Umpire
H - Head Linesman
L - Line Judge
S - Side Judge
B - Back Judge
F - Field Judge
Click on the 'Duties of Football Officials' link on this page to read about what responsibilities each of the officials in an American football game has.
The letters indicate what 'type' of official they are: R - Referee
U - Umpire
HL - Head Linesman
LJ - Line Judge
SJ - Side Judge
FJ - Field Judge
BJ - Back Judge Click on the 'Officials Duties' link below to read about what duties each official has in the game.
The head linesman (H or HL)
The line judge (L or LJ)
The field judge (F or FJ)
The side judge (S or SJ)
The back judge (B or BJ)
So you can easily identify each ref. They also have a letter on the back of their shirt to indicate their position.
It represents their position on the field and what area(s) they are responsible for:
That is their job assignment for the game.
It means he cannot "c" (see) which is probably why most of his calls are going to be absolute garbage.
number of games
For ease of recognition, officials are traditionally clad in a black-and-white vertically striped shirt, white knickers with a black belt, black shoes, and a peaked cap. A letter indicating the role of each official appears on the back of the shirt at college and NFL levels. Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, an American flag was added to the shirts of NFL officials.
Seven. The referee, umpire, head linesman, line judge, field judge, side judge, and back judge. Click on the 'NFL Officials' link below to read about the duties of each official on the field during an NFL game. One. The referee. 3 additional officials are on the sidelines, two assistant referees and one fourth official.
He is the person who holds the ball for the kickers. They use a separate ball.
The official rules generally state that the numbers are randomly chosen for the officials by the NFL. Or, (if wanted) you could choose a specific number yourself with permission from an NFL staff member.
yes, yes they do