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It's All Relative
Franz Lidz
September 04, 2006
Family connections abound among NFL officials. Here are some other father-son or brother acts who whistle while they work.
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September 04, 2006

It's All Relative

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Family connections abound among NFL officials. Here are some other father-son or brother acts who whistle while they work.

JEFF AND JERRY BERGMAN
Jeff, a line judge, and Jerry, a head linesman, became the first brothers to officiate a preseason NFL game together, in 2002. Their father, Jerry, was an NFL official for 30 years.

DON AND MIKE CAREY
Mike, a referee, has been in the league since 1990. Don is in his 12th season as a back judge. Last October, they became the first siblings to work a regular-season game together.

JEFF AND JERRY SEEMAN
Jeff, a fifth-year line judge, is the son of Jerry, an official from 1975 to '90 and the NFL's director of officiating from 1991 to 2001. Jerry worked two Super Bowls.

GENE AND TONY STERATORE
After three seasons as a field judge, Gene was promoted to referee this season. His brother Tony, a back judge, joined the NFL in 1999. They'll work on the same crew in 2006.

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