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There are seven positions for NFL on-field game officials. The letters on the back of each official indicates their position: R-Referee; U-Umpire; L-Line Judge; H-(Head) Linesman; F-Field Judge; S-Side Judge; B-Back Judge

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Q: Why do Referee's in NFL have letters on their back?
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