head linesman

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Noun1.head linesman - a football official in charge of recording yardage gained or lost
football official - an official who enforces the rules at a football game
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He grabbed at head linesman Gus Morris -- part of the SEC crew on the game -- while pleading his case, as Miami security personnel unsuccessfully tried to keep him calm.
OFFICIAL INJURED Head linesman Ed Walker was taken from the field on a cart after he slipped on the Soldier Field grass in the first quarter.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, referee Gene Steratore, umpire Bill Schuster and head linesman Wayne Mackie will work the Thursday night game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.