Via the league office, the roster of officials for the 2017 NFL season is confirmed.
This year, there will be a total of eight first-year NFL officials among the group of 124.
The group includes: Brian Bolinger (Big Ten), line judge Mike Carr (Big Ten), side judge Ryan Dickson (Pac-12), down judge David Oliver (SEC), field judge Mearl Robinson (Pac-12), field judge Brad Rogers (SEC), line judge Danny Short (ACC), and umpire Steve Woods (Big Ten).
The 17 referees from 2016, will all return. Also returning will be dean of officials, Walt Coleman, for his 29th season.
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Instant replay official, Terri Valenti, will be the first female replay official in NFL history. She will work with each of the 17 groups.
According to the NFL league office, “The following is the complete 2017 NFL roster of officials, including crew assignments, which may change during the season due to injury, schedule conflicts, etc.:”
(H/T Ian Glendon).