Fitness Testing of NFL Officials

The NFL officials are put through a variety of physical tests as part of their employment. All officials must pass the tests before they can officiate a game (as of 2016).

Test Battery

Among the tests is a functional movement screening, a test of flexibility and a test of strength.

The officials also take an endurance test in which they have to run 13 x 40-yard dashes, with 35 seconds between each sprint.

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