The United States Football League (USFL) Set to Return in 2022 on FOX


BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 3, 2022 – Eight USFL Game Day Officials were selected today to officiate games for the upcoming NFL 2022 season.

The NFL selecting eight USFL officials today clearly demonstrates that our leagues share the same exacting standards of officiating,” said Mike Pereira, USFL Head of Officiating. “I’m very proud that these eight professionals will not only continue officiating for the USFL this spring, but that they will be working NFL games this fall.”

According to the NFL Officiating announcement on social media, here are the eight USFL Officials selected by the NFL:

USFL Position        Name (First Last)         Hometown                   College Conference Experience

  • Referee                 Duane Heydt               Columbia, SC                    ACC
  • Referee                 Alex Moore                  Ruskin, FL                         SEC
  • Umpire                   Brandon Cruse            Scottsdale, AZ                   Big 12
  • Umpire                   Mike Morton                 Kannapolis, NC                  ACC
  • DJ                          Robin Delorenzo          Nutley, NJ                          Big Ten
  • LJ                          Max Causey                Choudrant, LA                   PAC-12
  • BJ                          Tra Boger                    Conyers, GA                      SEC
  • FJ                          Lo Van Pham               Amarillo, TX                       Big 12

I expect that this will be the first of many announcements in the coming years of USFL officials being chosen to work in the NFL,” said Pereira. “The USFL’s close association with the NFL Officiating Department is not only serving both leagues very well, but it is also improving the development and promotion of professional football officiating.”