Clete Blakeman

NFL referee; Super Bowl 50

Clete Blakeman’s key accomplishments include:

  • Super Bowl 50 referee in 2016.
  • NFL official since 2008.
  • Became NFL crew chief in 2010.
  • Alternate referee for NFL Super Bowls (XLVIII)
  • Worked in the Big 12 conference.
  • Worked two Big 12 championship games.
  • Worked NFL Europe from 2004-2006.
  • Partner in law firm in Omaha.

More about Clete Blakeman:

  • Played quarterback for the University of Nebraska from 1983-1987.
  • Member of the University of Nebraska team that went to the 1985 & 1987 Sugar and 1986 & 1988 Fiesta Bowls.
  • Officiated football games with his father Glen Blakeman.
  • Practicing personal injury attorney for Carlson and Burnett
Clete Blakeman appeared in a feature article in the February 2015 issue of Referee Magazine.

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