field judge


: a football official whose duties include covering action on kicks and forward passes and timing intermission periods and time-outs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jim Fogltance, the field judge, was in the huddle. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov. 2022 Here’s the rest of the crew: Umpire Roy Ellison, line judge Jeff Bergman, down judge Jerod Phillips, field judge John Jenkins, side judge Eugene Hall, back judge Dino Paganelli, replay official Mark Butterworth. Katie Mcinerney,, 12 Feb. 2023 The field judge noticed that the game clock was running. Andrew Gillis, cleveland, 30 Jan. 2023 The 57-year-old Wrolstad has been an NFL official since 2003, moving from field judge to referee in 2014. Christopher Price,, 24 Dec. 2022 Bill Belichick received the explanation from field judge John Jenkins after a Hunry Henry touchdown catch was overturned on review and ruled an incompletion. Christopher L. Gasper,, 25 Nov. 2022 But field judge Ryan Dickson apparently didn’t see Dolphins cornerback Keion Crossen grabbing Claypool’s waist and pulling him backward before a Justin Fields deep ball arrived. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 9 Nov. 2022 His crew is set to include Bryan Neale (umpire), Derick Bowers (down judge), Carl Johnson (line judge), Rick Patterson (field judge), Keith Washington (side judge), Scott Halverson (back judge) and Roddy Ames (replay official). Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field judge was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Field judge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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