back judge

noun

Definition of back judge

: a football official whose duties include keeping the game's official time and identifying eligible pass receivers

Examples of back judge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, field judge Dale Shaw, side judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed. Fred Goodall, orlandosentinel.com, "Missed field goal haunts Bucs during loss to Rams," 24 Nov. 2020 Referee Michael Mothershed was joined by umpire Mike Stephens, linesman Darryl Johnson, line judge Harold Mitchell, back judge Anthony Little, field judge Michael Hall, side judge Gary Reed and center judge Michael Marsh. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA honors two of its seniors in video tribute before season finale," 19 Dec. 2020 Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, field judge Dale Shaw, side judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed. Fred Goodall, orlandosentinel.com, "Missed field goal haunts Bucs during loss to Rams," 24 Nov. 2020 In addition to Jeffries, the crew will include umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, side judge Dale Shaw and back judge Greg Steed. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "UAB alumnus part of NFL officiating history," 23 Nov. 2020 Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, field judge Dale Shaw, side judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed. Fred Goodall, orlandosentinel.com, "Missed field goal haunts Bucs during loss to Rams," 24 Nov. 2020 Jerome Boger, a 17-year NFL officiating veteran, led the crew and was joined by umpire Barry Anderson, side judge Anthony Jeffries, line judge Carl Johnson, down judge Julian Mapp, field judge Dale Shaw and back judge Greg Steed. Calum Trenaman, CNN, "On the same day that NFL celebrates landmark moment, Colin Kaepernick says he's being 'denied employment'," 24 Nov. 2020 Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, field judge Dale Shaw, side judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed. Fred Goodall, orlandosentinel.com, "Missed field goal haunts Bucs during loss to Rams," 24 Nov. 2020 Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, side judge Dale Shaw, field judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed. NBC News, "All-Black officiating crew makes NFL history," 24 Nov. 2020

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Back judge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20judge. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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