The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that Larry Rose has been named the team’s officiating consultant.
In his role, Rose will assist Buccaneers coaches and players with knowledge and interpretations of the rules and in-game strategy, including assistance with replay challenge decisions on game day.
An official for more than 40 years, Rose worked more than 350 games at both the professional and collegiate level, including 17 seasons (1997-2013) as an NFL side judge for. His assignments have consisted of 14 NFL playoff games, with two conference championship games and serving as side judge for Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Arizona.
For the past five seasons (2014-18), Rose has served as an officials trainer for the Southeastern Conference. Rose began his officiating career working as a high school referee in Florida, spending 14 seasons in that role (1975-88), including officiating two state championship finals. He then spent eight seasons as a side judge with the SEC (1989-96) before becoming an NFL official. A native of Fort Myers, Florida, Rose graduated from the University of Florida and Cypress Lake High School.