NFL senior VP of officiating Al Riveron retiring after 17 years with league

As the 2021 NFL season approaches, senior vice chairman of officiating Al Riveron is retiring.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Thursday that, after 9 years as a referee and the previous eight within the league workplace, Riveron is asking it a profession, per a supply knowledgeable of the choice.

Pelissero added that Riveron’s duties, together with within the New York replay middle on sport days, will probably be overseen by senior VPs of officiating Walt Anderson and Perry Fewell.

The 61-year-old (*17*)-American turned the NFL’s first Hispanic referee when he was employed as a facet decide in 2004. Riveron was promoted to move referee in 2008.

In 2013, he joined the league workplace as a senior director of officiating, behind then-VP of officiating Dean Blandino. When Blandino left in 2017, Riveron was elevated to the senior VP function.

Anderson joined the NFL in 1996 as a referee. Following the 2019 postseason, he was promoted to the league workplace.

Fewell was a longtime NFL assistant coach, starting in 1998 with Jacksonville, and twice interim head coach, most not too long ago with the Carolina Panthers in 2019. Fewell joined the NFL officiating workplace in 2020.

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