Former NFL Game Official Terry McAulay Joins NBC Sports as 'Sunday Night Football' Rules Analyst
NBC Sports today named Terry McAulay as an on-air rules analyst for NBC Sunday Night Football, Football Night in America, and Notre Dame Football. McAulay joins NBC Sports following his recent retirement after 20 years as an on-field NFL game official, and a COLLEGE FOOTBALL officiating administrator for the past 10 seasons.
McAulay will be on-site at SNF and NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL games, moving between the broadcast booth during the game and the studio set for pre-game and halftime shows. In addition, on the mornings after games where rulings are a hot topic, McAulay will join PRO FOOTBALL TALK with Mike Florio on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN.
"We look forward to Terry joining our team and adding his officiating expertise to our NFL and Notre Dame coverage," said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC Sunday Night Football. "In 29 years producing primetime NFL games, I never worked with a finer official than Terry McAulay. From Super Bowls to Sunday nights, he always had complete command and control of every situation. He's a highly effective communicator and we look forward to him joining Al, Cris and Michele."
McAulay served as a referee for the last 17 of his 20 NFL seasons (1998-2017), previously serving as a side judge and a field judge. He led the officiating crew in three Super Bowls (XXXIX, XLIII, and XLVIII) and worked 15 additional NFL Playoff games, including nine conference championship games. In addition, he was the American Athletic Conference's coordinator of football officiating since 2008 (named the Big East Conference from 2008-13). As an on-field college official, McAulay was the referee for the Nebraska-Tennessee national championship game (Bowl Alliance Championship) at the ORANGE BOWL in January 1998.