Bill Vinovich returns to the field in Week 6!

Exciting news today for officiating fans, as Bill Vinovich will once again don a white hat for this weekend’s game between the Lions and Eagles.

Vinovich last worked in the 2006 season, and retired before 2007 due to his health.  At that time, John Parry took his place.

This information was learned by Football Zebras, an allied site whose founder Ben regularly contributes assignments here at Football-Refs.

While Football-Refs puts all of its focus on assignments (and will continue to do so), Football Zebras focuses heavily on news and discussion.  If you’re interested in officiating news, discussion about specific calls or opinion articles, Football Zebras comes highly recommended!


  1. Thank you, kindly. Exciting news, indeed.

  2. David Altamirano says

    Go Bill! Glad your back.

    David & Caroline Altamirano

  3. So happy to see Bill back on the field. Hope he gets a playoff game and returns full time next season!! He’s one of the best!!