Who was Wayne Mackey?
The NFL official linesman, Wayne Mackey who was also the NFL’s vice president of officiating evaluation and development has died. He was 62 when he died. He worked from 2007 to 2017 as an NFL official. On March 24, Wayne took his last breath in Florida.
Wayne Mackey has officiated 8 playoff games during his career of 10 seasons on the field. For the Super Bowl 50, he was the head linesman there too where Carolina was defeated by the Denver Broncos.
From 2017 to his day of death, Wayne has served as NFL’s vice president. The death of Wayne was confirmed by the NL through its official page on social media.
Wayne Mackey Obituary, Died, News
“We are deeply saddened to share the news of Wayne Mackey’s passing. He will forever be remembered by those who knew him as one of the kindest, nicest, most genuine individuals any of us have ever known”, NFL Officiating wrote through a Twitter post.
“The NFL has experienced an enormous loss-and we are deeply saddened. Our hearts are with Wayne’s family and loved ones during this tragic time”, NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell said.
NFL Football Operations shared a Twitter post that reads,
“Rest in peace, Wayne Mackey. Wayne became a head linesman in 2007 — quickly establishing himself as one of the top officials. In 2017, he joined the @NFLOfficiating department, focusing on training & development. He will be forever remembered as one of the kindest individuals.”
Is Wayne Mackey Dead or Alive?
Wayne Mackey was born and brought up in Brooklyn. He made sports a huge part of his childhood. In high school, Wayne used to play football but in college time he did not play the sport.
He played basketball in West 4th Street Tournament before becoming an officiator. After which, he officiated in the MEAC from 1997 to 2000. Then, from 2000 to 2001, he worked in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Later, he joined the Big East Conference. He has also officiated in the Arena League.
Wayne was married to Tonya, his wife, and together they had three daughters. It took him about 10 years to become one of the League’s top Officials.
Wayne’s on-field officiating career ended in 2016, after which in 2017 he joined the officiating department. He used to pass on his skills and knowledge about the game to the upcoming generation.
The sports world will remember his generosity and compassion.
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