field judge


Definition of field judge

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

Examples of field judge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crew consists of: referee Jerome Boger, umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, side judge Dale Shaw, field judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed. Rob Maaddi, Star Tribune, "NFL assembles all-Black officiating crew for first time," 17 Nov. 2020 Umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, field judge Dale Shaw, side judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "NFL to use all-Black officiating crew for first time ever on Monday night for Rams-Bucs game," 17 Nov. 2020 The touchdown signal came from field judge Jay Berwanger, famous as the first Heisman Trophy winner in 1935. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune, "Sept. 7, 2006: 'The Sheik' and Najarian lads have a true love for football," 2 Sep. 2020 The five African American officials working Sunday’s game are: line judge Carl Johnson; side judge Boris Cheek; field judge Michael Banks; back judge Greg Steed; and umpire Barry Anderson. Keith Harriston, NBC News, "Even before kickoff, referees to make history in the Super Bowl," 2 Feb. 2020 Eight men: Umpire Barry Anderson, field judge Michael Banks, replay official (off the field) Mike Chase, side judge Boris Cheek, line judge Carl Johnson, down judge Kent Payne, back judge Greg Steed and referee Bill Vinovich. cleveland, "Super Bowl LIV: 54 facts to know - Kansas City Chiefs-San Francisco 49ers," 29 Jan. 2020 Head linesman Yvonda Lewis, line judge Tangela Mitchell, field judge Sebrina Brunson and back judge Krystle Apellaniz are part of the seven-person crew for the Division II game between Miles and Lane. Paul Montella, San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP Sportlight," 20 Oct. 2019 Boger’s crew includes field judge David Meslow of Mahtomedi, one of four NFL officials this season from the Twin Cities. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Rookie tight end Irv Smith showing Vikings he can block, too," 15 Aug. 2019 Referee Andy Crystal announced field judge Terry Porter's call: Pass interference. Scott Tinley,, "An Oral History of the 2003 Fiesta Bowl Between Miami, Ohio State," 4 Jan. 2013

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Field judge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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