But to many in New Orleans, where Vinovich is still a villain, a black hat would be more apropos. “The cops stayed with them all night. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. Position: Back Judge, Referee, Side Judge . Are you a Stathead, too? Kaum etwas wird im Sport so kontrovers und emotional diskutiert wie Entscheidungen der Schiedsrichter. Prior to his officiating career, he played college football for four seasons at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). The officiating career that defined so much of Vinovich’s life had been taken away. ", “He says,  ‘Repeat first down,’ when there’s a penalty,’’ Billy Vinovich said. 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, "Beaver County Sports Hall to induct new class", Behind the Football Stripes officiating crew archive, "Bill Vinovich to return to field as referee", "Bill Vinovich confirmed as referee for Super Bowl XLIX", Bill Vinovich NFL Official Statistics at Pro Football Reference, "Referee Bill Vinovich says he did not see controversial play", "Bill Vinovich is the referee for Super Bowl LIV", "For Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame inductee Bill Vinovich, officiating is not just a job, it's a passion". Seifert ranked Vinovich first in his list of top 10 referees in the league, part of a preview list by ESPN leading up to the start of the season. Both of Vinovich’s children, Shawna and Billy, had left for college. // ]]> “He’s very low key when he talks. 2) and most exciting games this season (Saints-Rams Week 2 at No. Bill Vinovich, whose officiating crew was responsible for what’s widely considered the worst blown call in NFL playoff history, will referee the game Sunday between the Chiefs and the 49ers. Couch Referee: Week 1. He was replaced as a referee by former side judge John Parry. POLITICAL FOOTBALL: Donald Trump could take another shot at buying an NFL team, SPECIAL REPORT: Super Bowl site Miami leads NFL in one category: player arrests. In July, all three men were inducted into the sports hall of fame in Midland, Pennsylvania, where Bill Vinovich III was born before his family moved to Southern California when he was in grade school. Given the year the Lions have had with the referees, they will take such a scenario playing out again this weekend. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. William F. "Bill" Carollo is a retired American football official who officiated National Football League (NFL) games from 1989 through 2008. One day, Williams said, Vinovich walked into a room as the coaches were reviewing film of the upcoming opponent and in five minutes solved a coverage that had eluded the coaches. Bill Vinovich, whose officiating crew was responsible for what’s widely considered the worst blown call in NFL playoff history, will referee the game Sunday between the Chiefs and the 49ers. Billy Vinovich and others say his son was wrongly blamed for the non-call because the referee is positioned behind the line of scrimmage and tasked with focusing on the quarterback, not downfield. Boger became the third African-American referee in the NFL after Johnny Grier (1988), who previously wore uniform number 23, and Mike Carey (1995). Getty “I remember his first college (football) game,’’ Billy Vinovich said. // ]]> He wore uniform number 65. He joined the league in 2001. This week, Vinovich was revealed to be the referee for the team’s game against the Washington Redskins from FedEx Field, and he’s been no stranger to recent controversy during his time calling games in the league thus far. [CDATA[ Join our linker program. // ]]> Brad Allen is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2014 NFL season, wearing uniform number 122. // ]]> A three-sport start at Canyon High School in Anaheim, California, Bill Vinovich played wide receiver for two years at Santa Ana College and two years at the University of San Diego, where he graduated magna cum laude. "Bill Vinovich is the referee for Super Bowl LIV". // ]]> Or write about sports? Carollo officiated in two Super Bowls and eight conference championship games. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images). Powered by. Officials are selected for the Super Bowl based largely on graded performance during the regular season and postseason — and Vinovich apparently performed well enough to overcome his link to the ignominious non-call. 3), uniforms (Saints color rush No. In dieser Kolumne geht es wöchentlich um die kontroversesten Calls des Spieltags. Walt Coleman III is a former American football official who officiated in the National Football League (NFL) from the 1989 season until the end of the 2018 season. NFL James Wiebe-07/10/2020 0. Craig Wrolstad is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2003 NFL season, wearing uniform number 4. Anderson spent his first seven seasons in the NFL as a line judge before being promoted to referee for the start of the 2003 NFL season after Dick Hantak and Bob McElwee announced their retirements. Bill Vinovich, the head official in the controversial Saints-Rams NFC championship game, is the crew chief that most "inspires confidence that he knows what he's doing," according to ESPN NFL writer Kevin Seifert. “They crucified him,’’ Billy Vinovich said. He wore uniform number 135. Cletus W. Blakeman is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL). After the 2008 season, he became the Director of Officiating for the Big Ten Conference. Retrieved 2019-06-19. He joined the league in 2001. Carl Cheffers is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2000 NFL season, who wears uniform number 51. Bill Vinovich, the head official in the controversial Saints-Rams NFC championship game, is the crew chief that most "inspires confidence that he knows what he's doing," according to ESPN NFL