The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that Art McNally is the Contributor Nominee for the Class of 2022.
McNally is considered to be the “Father of Modern Officiating”, and if elected would be the first official to enter Canton. Considering how important the officiating crew is in football in relation to other sports, it is surprising that nobody in stripes has yet to be honored with a bust
McNally began his NFL career in 1959 as a field judge, and would be a referee from 1960 to 1968. Afterward, McNally would become the supervisor of officials, and he modernized the role through extensive training. In 1986, McNally brought in instant replay, and helped to bring modern technology to the role. McNally, who is now 96, was a consultant up until six years ago.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our congratulations to Art McNally for achieving this step, and we hope that he will be inducted in 2022.
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