FOOTBALL -Wayne Mackie, longtime NFL linesman and member of officiating department, dies at 62

Longtime NFL official Wayne Mackie died Thursday night at the age of of 62.

Mackie was a head linesman in the league from 2007 through 2016.

Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement Friday on Mackie’s passing:

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the tragic passing of a treasured member of our NFL family. Wayne Mackie unexpectedly passed last night while in Florida. He leaves behind his wife, Tonya, and three daughters.

“For the past two decades, Wayne has solidified his reputation as a highly respected on-field game executive, serving as assistant referee in the Super Bowl 50 and becoming two conference championship games in his NFL career. Participating. Wayne joined the NFL in 2007 and spent 10 years establishing himself as one of the league’s top officers. His career as an on-field officer ended in 2016. However, Wayne joined the NFL Secretariat in 2017 and shares his expertise. After training and development,
will be passed on to the next generation of NFL executives.

past two decades, Wayne has solidified his reputation as a highly respected on-field game executive, serving as assistant referee in the Super Bowl 50 and becoming two conference championship games in his NFL career. Participating. Wayne joined the NFL in 2007 and spent 10 years establishing himself as one of the league’s top officers. His career as an on-field officer ended in 2016. However, Wayne joined the NFL Secretariat in 2017 and shares his expertise. After training and development, will be passed on to the next generation of NFL executives.

“Wayne was passionate about the NFL and spent each day making a positive impact on all of us individually and contributing to our collective success. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Wayne will forever remember his kindness, generosity and the genuine spirit he brought to all aspects of his life.

“The NFL suffered a tremendous loss-and we are deeply saddened.
Mackie was responsible for eight playoff games, including two conference title games, in ten seasons in the field, with Denver Broncos He was the headlineman of the defeated Super Bowl 50. Carolina Panthers.

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