|Round #||# of Games||# of Officials||# of Alternates|
|I (Wild Card)||4||28||4|
|IV (Super Bowl)||1||7*||2**|
|Total Non Duplicated||70||8 Minimum|
* Selected from top rated 4 officials by position
that have worked previously.
** Outstanding officials that have worked previously on the field (1referee, 1 umpire)
*** Excellent officials that may have worked previously on the field (2 referees, 2 umpires)
There are 119 officials in the league.
70 officials receive on field post season assignments. (59%)
7 officials receive Pro Bowl assignments. (6%)
9 officials (minimum) receive alternate assignments (including Pro Bowl). (8%)
27 officials receive no assignments. (23%)
Second year officials are eligible for on field post season or Pro Bowl assignments.
Rookie officials are not eligible for on field post season or Pro Bowl assignments, but may be alternates.
Officials are not eligible for consecutive Super Bowl Assignments.
To be eligible for a Super Bowl assignment, officials must have a minimum of five years experience (having just completed the fifth regular season). A referee must have five years experience at the referee position.