0 Comments for this article

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Soon he will share the field with some of the greatest athletes in America, but Thursday (8-22)  Southeastern Conference referee Stan Murray addressed the Columbus Exchange Club.

Murray has been wearing the stripes for 27 years.

He spoke about preparing for games, and how each official is graded on every play.

This year, refs must keep a very close on eye on collisions above the shoulder pads of defenseless players.

If you break that rule, you get ejected.

Murray says,  ” What they are trying to control is damage from concussions. We will see a lot of that in the open field, on pass plays, kick plays, when a player is in the act of completing a catch or catching a kick.”

Murray’s crew begins its season on August 31st, when the Washington State Cougars visit Auburn.

Comment on this Story

Related News

41878761 - entertainment news showing newsletter media and word
17 mins ago
0 Comments for this article
Meg Ryan: An accidental movie star returns
Read More»
0824-en-williamsturkey-1111913-640x360-2a44ba3cd5603e82527056f13f3c37b51f0b1834
39 mins ago
0 Comments for this article
Turkey-backed Syria rebels advance on U.S.-backed Kurds
Read More»
41878761 - entertainment news showing newsletter media and word
40 mins ago
0 Comments for this article
Meg Ryan returns in a new role
Read More»