They prefer to be anonymous, unnoticed and out of the spotlight, but the best football officials put in hard work throughout the year to continuously improve — as well as help other officials along their journeys.
Now in their offseason, 175 people who make officiating football their avocation gathered at Hotel Roanoke on Saturday for the 11th annual Blue Ridge Football Officials Clinic. The gathering included some of the finest minds of football with regard to administering the game.
For most of the officials present, being in a room with Tom Hill and Gerald Austin, who have three Super Bowls apiece on their vitae, is an experience unto itself.
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