IamA American Football Referee... AMA!
Edit: guys this was great! I really had a lot of fun! Yall are awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to do this and thank you mods for working with me to provide the best proof I could.
Background info. I joined TASO (Texas Association of Sports Officials) at the beginning of this season. It's not my full time job, it's something I do at nights Thursday through Saturday. I work everything from high school varsity down to pee wee. I know it's not college or NFL but I'm sure I can provide insight into the mechanics of refereeing.
I worked as a Line Judge, I'm on the sidelines opposite of the chain gang
My primary objective was to ensure a clean start to each snap, that the defense had the correct number of players, that anyone down field during a pass play was an eligible receiver... and much, much more!
So reddit, football fans or not, what do you want to know?