Who Is Patrick Holt, Super Bowl LVIII Down Judge? All About the NFL Referee Before Chiefs vs 49ers Showdown

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With the highly anticipated Super Bowl LVIII just a few days away, it is only fitting to discuss the officials who will play a crucial role in determining the outcome between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. With seasoned referee Bill Vinovich helming responsibilities as chief official, scrutiny will also be extended towards down judge Patrick Holt for identifying penalties.
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Let us delve deeper into the background of Patrick Holt and his officiating journey.
All about Patrick Holt’s NFL officiating journey
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Patrick Holt embarked on his NFL officiating career in 2019, assuming the role of a down judge. Prior to this, he had a notable college football career at North Carolina State. Since his debut, Holt has proudly worn the number 106 on his uniform. His first NFL officiating assignment took place on September 8, 2019, during a game between the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens.
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It wasn’t until January 3, 2021, that Holt had the opportunity to officiate his first playoff game. The opportunity came in the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Football Team. Proving pivotal, this season he reaches yet another milestone by appearing in his very first Super Bowl game scheduled for Sunday, February 11th.
Having acquainted ourselves with an overview of Patrick’s career progression thus far let us now examine key statistics and penalty decisions over his five-year span within NFL officiating as a down judge.
Patrick Holt’s NFL career stats
2019
Total Games 15 Total Playoff Games 0 Total Penalties Called 215 Penalties Called (Home) 103 Penalties Called (Visitor) 112 % of Penalties Called on Home Team 47.91% Home Team Winning Percentage 53.33% Average Penalties Per Game 14.33 Total Penalty Yardage 1814 Avg. Penalty Yards Per Game 120.93
2020
Total Games 16 Total Playoff Games 1 Total Penalties Called 182 Penalties Called (Home) 93 Penalties Called (Visitor) 89 % of Penalties Called on Home Team 51.10% Home Team Winning Percentage 62.50% Average Penalties Per Game 11.38 Total Penalty Yardage 1567 Avg. Penalty Yards Per Game 97.94
2021
Total Games 17 Total Playoff Games 1 Total Penalties Called 155 Penalties Called (Home) 73 Penalties Called (Visitor) 82 % of Penalties Called on Home Team 47.10% Home Team Winning Percentage 58.82% Average Penalties Per Game 9.12 Total Penalty Yardage 1311 Avg. Penalty Yards Per Game 77.12
2022
Total Games 17 Total Playoff Games 1 Total Penalties Called 202 Penalties Called (Home) 104 Penalties Called (Visitor) 98 % of Penalties Called on Home Team 51.49% Home Team Winning Percentage 70.59% Average Penalties Per Game 11.88 Total Penalty Yardage 1788 Avg. Penalty Yards Per Game 105.18
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2023
Total Games 17 Total Playoff Games 1 Total Penalties Called 183 Penalties Called (Home) 85 Penalties Called (Visitor) 98 % of Penalties Called on Home Team 46.45% Home Team Winning Percentage 58.82% Average Penalties Per Game 10.76 Total Penalty Yardage 1438 Avg. Penalty Yards Per Game 84.59
It will certainly be intriguing to observe the number of penalties Patrick Holt calls on Super Sunday. With anticipation building towards the ultimate showdown, all that remains is for us to patiently await the outcome.
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