New NFL officials roster released


The NFL released its roster of the 119 game officials for the 2014 season. Four of the 12 first-year officials spent last season officiating the Pac-12: Shawn Hochuli, John Jenkins, Patrick Turner and Ed Walker.

"The NFL is about constantly striving to improve performance, and that is certainly the case for our game officials," NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said. "Our 12 first-year officials were all among the best in college football. We are excited about having them on the field."

Of the other eight new officials, one is from the ACC, three are from the SEC, two are from the Big 12 and two are from the Big Ten.