Mike Burke

First Ever All Black Officials Crew for Monday Night Football

An all-Black officiating crew will work an NFL game for the first time on Monday night in Tampa, allowing the league to make a social statement in addition to serving up a premier matchup when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Los Angeles Rams.

The seven-man unit will be headed by referee Jerome Boger, a former Morehouse College quarterback who refereed Super Bowl XLVII and is in his 17th year as a league official.