head linesman

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a football official in charge of recording yardage gained or lost

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CUTLINE: Patriots coach Bill Belichick is expected to be fined by the NFL for briefly placing his hand on head linesman Rodney Russell.
Likening his role as referee to being an aircraft crew chief, Prioleau has the final say-so on calls by the line judge, field judge, umpire, head linesman and back judge.
It is a nice job for a man who has spent most of his life around football and more than 20 years as an NFL head linesman.
McKenney Award for top collegiate football official to ECAC head linesman David Carter of Duxbury, Mass.
Zablonski, who lives in Gardner and graduated from Gardner High in 1954, began his officiating career as a head linesman, and then spent 25 years as the on-field referee in game after game.
Testaverde was the man most responsible for last weekend's 32-31 victory over Seattle - along with head linesman Earnie Frantz, of course.