field judge

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Definition of field judge 

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

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Everyone, that is, but a bespectacled field judge who emerged from a corner of the south end zone. Scott Tinley, SI.com, "An Oral History of the 2003 Fiesta Bowl Between Miami, Ohio State," 4 Jan. 2013 The other officials for the game will be umpire Roy Ellison, down judge Jerry Bergman, line judge Byron Boston, field judge Tom Hill, side judge Scott Edwards and back judge Perry Pagnelli. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Gene Steratore Named Super Bowl LII Referee," 17 Jan. 2018 But back at the spot of the fumble, field judge Bob Waggoner is signaling Doss was down. Peter King, SI.com, "Game 150: The Test," 6 Dec. 2013 Steratore, in his 15th season as an NFL game official, entered the league in 2003 as a field judge and was promoted to referee in 2006. David Humphrey, star-telegram, "Super Bowl LII is coming ... do you know all the angles, facts and figures?," 26 Jan. 2018 The other members of the Super Bowl LII officiating crew are Roy Ellison (umpire), Jerry Bergman (down judge), Byron Boston (line judge), Tom Hill (field judge), Scott Edwards (side judge) and Perry Paganelli (back judge). David Humphrey, star-telegram, "Super Bowl LII is coming ... do you know all the angles, facts and figures?," 26 Jan. 2018 The other members of the Super Bowl officiating team will be umpire Roy Ellison, down judge Jerry Bergman, line judge Byron Boston, field judge Tom Hill and back judge Perry Paganelli. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "Alabama graduate on officiating crew for Super Bowl LII," 18 Jan. 2018 The field judge takes the lone receiver on the left. Peter King, SI.com, "Game 150: The Crew," 5 Dec. 2013 To the naked eye — more importantly to the eyes of field judge Steve Zimmer — Benjamin had both feet inbounds. Jeff Jacobs, courant.com, "NFL Isn't Rigged For Patriots, But It Clearly Has A Replay Problem," 25 Dec. 2017

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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