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About Football explains the differences in football officials, instructs you on how to become a football official, and offers resources outlining the game's penalties and signals.
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Officials, Referees, and Umpires... What's the Difference?
Football officials are often referred to by the general term of referee, but each official has his own title, position on the field, and assigned responsibilities.

How to Become an NFL Official
If you are an experienced football official looking for a shot at the NFL, here are the minimum requirements necessary to qualify as an official in the National Football League.

How to Become a Football Official
For those of you looking to break into officiating or move up the ranks, the National Association of Sports Officials guides you into the game and explains what it takes to move up to the next level.

Official Signals
The NFL illustrates all the official signals.

How to Become a Football Official
For those of you looking to break into officiating or move up the ranks, the National Association of Sports Officials guides you into the game and explains what it takes to move up to the next level.

Official Signals
The NFL illustrates all the official signals.

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