QUIZ: Could You Make It As An NFL Referee?

Do you think you know enough about football to be a referee? Do you think you have what it takes to wear the black and white? Everyone likes to think that they could call the penalties on the field better than a professional referee in the NFL. Well, here is your chance to put your money where your mouth is. Take the quiz and see if you know the signals these refs have to call all game, every game. You might just find out that refereeing is a much tougher job than you ever thought!

When the receiver or defender gets a little too rough.

Retry Correct Incorrect They call it, pass interference. Leave the other person alone and just catch/defend.

When the receiver or defender gets a little too rough.

  • Pass interference
  • Offsides
  • Pushing the issue
  • Running too fast
0%

Offenses hate when this is called after a lot of yards were gained.

Retry Correct Incorrect Don’t hold if you know what’s good for you.

Offenses hate when this is called after a lot of yards were gained.

  • Punching
  • Grabbing the wrist
  • Playing rough
  • Holding
3%

Some might consider this an unfair advantage.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is too many players on the field.

Some might consider this an unfair advantage.

  • No more timeouts
  • Too many players on the field
  • Hit to the head
  • Player injury
5%

Coaches don’t like when this happens.

Retry Correct Incorrect When the QB throws the ball with no one around, it’s called intentional grounding.

Coaches don’t like when this happens.

  • Hit to the side
  • Intentional grounding
  • Hit after the whistle
  • Catch after the whistle
8%

This is one of the more intricate calls in the game.

Retry Correct Incorrect Pass juggled inbounds and caught out of bounds is what this means.

This is one of the more intricate calls in the game.

  • Illegal use of challenge flag
  • taunting opponent
  • Offsides
  • Juggled ball inbounds but caught out of bounds
10%

Defensive players love when this gets called!

Retry Correct Incorrect Hands up high closed together like they’re praying means it’s a safety.

Defensive players love when this gets called!

  • Safety
  • Illegal formation
  • Offsides
  • Loss of down
13%

Things have to get decided somehow.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the jump ball signal from the NBA, not the NFL.

Things have to get decided somehow.

  • None of the above
  • New coin toss
  • Review the play
  • Redo play
15%

Players need to learn to be disciplined.

Retry Correct Incorrect When a player isn’t set before the snap or more than one is in motion, this gets called.

Players need to learn to be disciplined.

  • Roughing the passer
  • Illegal shift
  • Offsides
  • Roughing the kicker
18%

It’s about that time.

Retry Correct Incorrect It’s about that time for a timeout.

It’s about that time.

  • Timeout
  • Play called off
  • Illegal play
  • Run the clock
21%

When someone gets a little too personal.

Retry Correct Incorrect This one is illegal contact.

When someone gets a little too personal.

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct
  • Illegal contact
  • Delay of game
  • Holding
23%

This might be a giveaway…

Retry Correct Incorrect Bad passing leads to an incomplete pass.

This might be a giveaway…

  • Reset play
  • Incomplete pass
  • Loss of down
  • Delay of game
26%

You’ll probably never get this one.

Retry Correct Incorrect Don’t go touching the scrimmage kick!

You’ll probably never get this one.

  • Encroachment
  • Review of touchdown
  • Helping the runner
  • Touching a scrimmage kick
28%

Looks like pass interference but it’s for something else as well.

Retry Correct Incorrect If someone calls a fair catch, don’t interfere.

Looks like pass interference but it’s for something else as well.

  • Hit after the whistle
  • Over and back
  • interference with fair catch
  • Personal foul
31%

When you see this, you know something went wrong.

Retry Correct Incorrect You can’t help the runner

When you see this, you know something went wrong.

  • Illegal hit to quarterback
  • Helping the runner
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct
  • Excessive complaining to ref
33%

A player crossed the line.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is a personal foul call.

A player crossed the line.

  • Ineligible receiver
  • Touchdown
  • Roughing the passer
  • Personal foul
36%

Something that you should never see.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the charging signal from the NBA. None of the above.

Something that you should never see.

  • Dead ball
  • None of the above
  • Ejection
  • Facemask
38%

Sometimes things don’t go as planned when you’re a player.

Retry Correct Incorrect Players must call the fair catch in time.

Sometimes things don’t go as planned when you’re a player.

  • Touchdown called back
  • Invalid fair catch
  • First down
  • Facemask
41%

Players hate having this happen.

Retry Correct Incorrect Facemask. Players hate it.

Players hate having this happen.

  • Punching
  • Redo first down
  • Illegal hit to head
  • Facemask
44%

Hand behind the back means?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is illegal passing.

Hand behind the back means?

  • Challenge on the field
  • Defensive holding
  • Illegal passing
  • Timeout on dead ball
46%

Looks like the traveling call in basketball.

Retry Correct Incorrect Rolling the arms motion means false start.

Looks like the traveling call in basketball.

  • False start
  • Illegal substitution
  • No more challenges
  • Delay of game
49%

Chris Webber is infamous for this.

Retry Correct Incorrect This signal means no timeout.

Chris Webber is infamous for this.

  • No more timeouts
  • Illegal spike
  • Keep the clock running
  • Dead ball
51%

This call gets dished out a lot.

Retry Correct Incorrect Players always want to taunt. Unsportsmanlike conduct.

This call gets dished out a lot.

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct
  • End of half
  • Play doesn’t count
  • 2-minute warning
54%

A serious head pat.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the ineligible receiver signal.

A serious head pat.

  • Illegal catch
  • Timeout
  • Helmet to helmet
  • Ineligible receiver
56%

He called it.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is a touchdown
November 6, 2016 – Cleveland, OH, USA – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) signals touchdown after running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) scores in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio (Photo by Rodger Mallison/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
November 6, 2016 – Cleveland, OH, USA – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) signals touchdown after running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) scores in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio (Photo by Rodger Mallison/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

He called it.

  • Redo of play
  • Review the play
  • First down
  • Touchdown
59%

You have to be safe on the field.

Retry Correct Incorrect Quarterbacks are almost untouchable. You can’t rough the passer.

You have to be safe on the field.

  • Chopblock
  • Roughing the passer
  • Challenge flag on the field
  • Ineligible interception
62%

Be careful with this on defense.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the crackback signal.

Be careful with this on defense.

  • Clipping
  • Crackback
  • Illegal tackle
  • Tackle after the whistle
64%

What do you think?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is a dead ball.

What do you think?

  • Keep the clock running
  • TV timeout
  • Dead ball
  • Injured player on the field
67%

This might be obvious.

Retry Correct Incorrect You’re out! Player ejection.

This might be obvious.

  • Rekick the ball
  • 2-point conversion
  • Player ejected
  • Review is good
69%

This could cause problems.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the horse collar signal.

This could cause problems.

  • Delay of game
  • Horse collar
  • Conflict with ref
  • False start
72%

What do you think this is?

Retry Correct Incorrect Players are limited in ways they can block.

What do you think this is?

  • Tripping
  • Illegal cut block
  • Offsides
  • Running into the kicker
74%

Motion with the feet. What is it?

Retry Correct Incorrect You can’t run into the kicker!

Motion with the feet. What is it?

  • Out of bounds
  • Running into the kicker
  • Redo kick
  • Tripping
77%

Seems to look like an important call.

Retry Correct Incorrect The correct answer is ball illegally touched.

Seems to look like an important call.

  • End of quarter
  • illegal use of hands
  • Ball illegally touched
  • Timeout
79%

What could this be?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the double dribble signal from basketball. None of the above.

What could this be?

  • None of the above
  • Taunting the ref
  • Foul language
  • Coach misconduct
82%

Looks like he is getting ready to get into a coffin.

Retry Correct Incorrect Delay of game is the right choice.

Looks like he is getting ready to get into a coffin.

  • Coaches challenge
  • Delay of game
  • TV timeout
  • Injured player on field
85%

What signal is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect Not quite stepping on someone but tripping.

What signal is this?

  • Back to the huddle
  • Tripping
  • Stepping on defender
  • Redo of first down
87%

Hands on the hip

Retry Correct Incorrect This is offside.

Hands on the hip

  • Excessive celebration
  • Ref review
  • Offside
  • Blind hit
90%

No, he isn’t relaxing.

Retry Correct Incorrect Lose a down, put your hands behind your head.

No, he isn’t relaxing.

  • Loss of down
  • Coach ejected
  • Player injured
  • Send to booth for review
92%

Why is he pointing with his whole arm?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is what you do when you get the first down.

Why is he pointing with his whole arm?

  • First down
  • Blinding the running back
  • Encroachment
  • Offensive holding
95%

Watch yourself!

Retry Correct Incorrect The right answer is illegal use of hands.

Watch yourself!

  • Illegal use of hands
  • Too close to quarterback
  • Limiting the ref’s vision
  • Pushing the running back without the ball
97%

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry Odell doesn’t think you’d make it as an NFL ref Tom Brady is saddened by your results That’s pretty good but there is room for improvement Good job! You did awesome and he approves.
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