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How many officials are on the field during a football game?

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Seven officials are on the field at one time in a National Football League game: the referee, umpire, head linesman, line judge, back judge, field judge and side judge. Each of these officials has unique responsibilities, though they share other responsibilities, such as throwing flags.

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How many officials are on the field during a football game?
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The referee is often the most visible official to football fans because he is responsible for announcing all penalties. He also is the only official who wears a white hat; all other officials wear black hats. The referee is also responsible for determining if the chains should be brought onto the field to measure for a first down.

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