The 2022 NFL season will feature the first former Super Bowl winner to ever be an official. It was announced on Tuesday that 10 new on-field referees would be getting hired and one of them is well known from his time on the field.
Former linebacker Mike Morton, who was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 1995, will be running up and down the field in 2022 as one of the newest refs.
He spent four of his seven NFL seasons in silver and black before stints with the Rams, Packers, and Colts. He was also part of St. Louis “Greatest Show on Turf” team that won it all in 1999.
The rest of the list is as follows:
- Field judge Tra Boger (son of NFL referee Jerome Boger)
- Down judge Max Causey
- Umpire Brandon Cruse
- Down Judge Robin DeLorenzo
- Umpire Duane Heydt
- Umpire Alex Moore
- Field judge Alonzo Ramsey
- Side judge Jeff Shears
- Side judge Lo van Pham (the league’s first Asian-American on-field official)
During his NFL career. Morton played in 103 games and recorded 120 tackles, 50 assists, four fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.
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