Area Official Talks About Life in the NFL

Lynchburg - Current NFL official David Wyant spoke to the Lynchburg Sports Club Monday night.

Wyant, who lives outside of Charlottesville, has 22 years NFL experience, overall he's been officiating 46 years. The side judge says this coming season, his 23th, will be his final one in the NFL, he also officiates lacrosse. He loves working NFL games, even the ones, like last year, that get a little rough.

David Wyant, VETERAN NFL OFFICIAL, said "The players were digging a fumble out and the next thing I know, the whole pile was moving, they had my arm caught up in there and the next thing I know I was on the bottom of the pile and everything. So they rolled over on top of me. I said well just lay here, they'll eventually get off."
Wyant and the regular NFL officials came back to work after the HIGHLY controversial finish in Seattle. Len, you remember this play when the substitute officials somehow ruled this a touchdown catch and not an interception, taking a win away from the Green Bay Packers.
Wyant said "One of 'em just overreacted too soon and they've been trying to justify it ever since. And 99.9 percent of the people in the country said 'that's not the correct call.' Put us back to work and I went to Green Bay the next week."