Posted: Sep 5, 2012 3:39 PM
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 3:40 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The NFL has assigned Jim Core to referee the NFL season-opening game between the Super Bowl champion New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.
Core's crew Wednesday night will have Bob Shoulders as the umpire, Greg Maxwell as the head linesman, Joshua Thurow as the line judge, Thaddious Foster as the field judge, Brian Stropolo as the side judge and Larry Babcock as the back judge. Veteran NFL official Dale Hamer will be the replay official.
Core has eight years of experience as a referee in Division II and III, and other levels. Shoulders has six years of experience at Division I and II. Maxwell has worked five years in Division III and other levels.
Thurow is the most experienced with nine years in Division II and III. Foster has four years in Division II, Stropolo is the least experienced with three years in Division III. Bobcock has five years in Division III and other levels.
The alternate will be Tim Keese, who has five years of experience at Division II and other levels.