Gerald Austin

Inducted: 2007
  • Asheville, NC native 
  • Graduated from Western Carolina, earned a doctorate from UNC Greensboro
  • One of the NFL’s most recognizable faces on Sunday afternoons as an official for 25 years (1982–2007)
  • Served in the lead role as a referee for 17 years
  • Worked three Super Bowls
  • Prior to joining the NFL, the former public schools administrator worked as an ACC football and basketball official