They’re the most hated individuals on any given Sunday in the Fall. Some are better known for their disastrous hiccups while others are known for, well, their physique. Yes, I’m obviously talking about Ed Hochuli (See left).
But, thanks to InfographicWorld.com and social media, we’re able to take a closer look at NFL officiating. From the history of league officials to the more well-known individuals in the league, the below infographic will be sure to make the avid fan a more well-rounded student of the game.
Here are a few tidbits from the officiating infographic.
- Since the start of the NFL, the number of officials on the field has grown from three to six.
- In 1975, the NFL first implemented the use of microphones so officials could explain penalties.
- The first woman to officiate a league game was Shannon Eastin — she worked the Green Bay Packers-San Diego Chargers pre-season game a few weeks ago.
- Click here to see how the NFL officials’ salaries stack up against officials in the other three major sports.
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