Bill Vinovich Wiki
Bill Vinovich III, who was born on December 1st, 1960, officiated American football games for the National Football League (NFL) from 2001 to 2006 and since 2012 in addition to officiating college basketball.
|Date of Birth||December 1st, 1960|
|Place of Birth||Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Net worth||$500,000 (estimated)|
Bill Vinovich Education
Bill Vinovich moving to presiding over ceremonies after earning his magna cum laude degree in business administration with a specialization in accounting from the University of San Diego in 1983.
Bill Vinovich Career
Bill Vinovich started officiating football at the high school and minor college levels. He subsequently moved on to the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League, and finally the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.
Before being elevated to referee for the start of the 2004 NFL season after former referee Ron Blum reverted to his old job as line judge, Vinovich began his career in the NFL as a side judge on the officiating crew led by officials Dick Hantak (2001) and Ed Hochuli (2002–2003). He sports uniform number 52 in the NFL.
On March 16, 2007, Vinovich presided over a match between Virginia Tech and Illinois in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament’s opening round as a college basketball referee.
Prior to the 2007 season, Bill Vinovich, who had a heart issue, left his position as an NFL official on the field. He took Ed Hochuli’s place as the replay official. John Parry, a former side judge, took over as the referee in his place.
After receiving a clear medical report in 2012, Vinovich returned to the NFL as a replacement official and worked several games that year. On October 14, 2012, he led Scott Green’s team in Philadelphia for his first game since 2006.
At the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 1, 2015, Super Bowl XLIX was officiated by Vinovich. Prior to that, he served as the backup official for the Super Bowl XLVII, which took place on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans.
Vinovich has also officiated nine more postseason games, which are listed here by NFL season, including four divisional playoff games (2003 NFC, 2012 AFC, 2014 AFC, and 2017 NFC), three conference championship games (2002 AFC, 2015 NFC, and 2018 NFC), and two wild card playoff games (2006 AFC and 2013 NFC).
The lack of a penalty called on a contentious play late in the fourth quarter became the most talked-about aspect of the 2018 NFC Championship Game, which Vinovich officiated.
Vinovich was named the referee for Super Bowl LIV on January 15, 2020, which took place on February 2, 2020.
Two years later, on January 25, 2022, the NFL announced that he would serve as the backup referee for Super Bowl LVI, joining Ronald Torbert and his primary crew of officials.
Both his father and his paternal grandpa worked as sports officials.
Bill Vinovich Wife
Bill Vinovich is married to Jeanette. They are parents to Billy and Shawna.
Bill Vinovich Net worth
Bill Vinovich has an estimated net worth of $500,000. He officiated American football games for the National Football League (NFL) from 2001 to 2006 and since 2012 in addition to officiating college basketball.