Craig Wrolstad
Born (1965-09-05) September 5, 1965 (age 58)
OccupationNFL official (2003–present)

Craig Wrolstad (born September 5, 1965)[1] is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2003 NFL season, wearing uniform number 4.[2]

As an official in the NFL, Wrolstad is known for working Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 as a field judge. He wore uniform number 89 and 4 as a field judge.[3]

Personal life

He went to Middle School (7 8 9) at Meeker Junior High (now Meeker Middle School), and went to high school at Lindbergh High School [4]

Wrolstad resides in Lake Tapps, Washington.

Outside of the NFL, Wrolstad is a high school athletic director at Seattle Christian School.[4]

Officiating career

Early years

Wrolstad served several seasons in NFL Europe, including three seasons as a referee. Prior to entering the NFL, Wrolstad was in the Pacific-10 Conference and the Arena Football League. His final collegiate game was the 2003 Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Florida State.[5]

NFL career

Wrolstad was hired by the NFL in 2003 as a field judge, and was promoted to referee with the start of the 2014 NFL season following the retirements of Ron Winter and Scott Green. Wrolstad wore uniform number 89 as a field judge, then switched to number 4 upon his promotion. Number 4 was previously worn by Bruce Finlayson, Bill Kingzett, Wilson Gosier and Doug Toole.[6]

Wrolstad was named the alternate referee of Super Bowl LII, which was held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.[7]

Wrolstad was named the referee of 2020 Pro Bowl, which was held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.[8]

2023 crew



  1. ^ "National Football League Officiating Roster - Referee". Archived from the original on 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  2. ^ "Craig Wrolstad". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  3. ^ "Super Bowl XLVII officials named". NFL. 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  4. ^ a b "High-school athletic director in Tukwila doubles as NFL official". 22 July 2008.
  5. ^ "New white hats looking to earn an 'R'". Football Zebras. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  6. ^ "Wrolstad and Torbert new NFL referees". Football Zebras. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  7. ^ Gene Steratore is confirmed as referee for Super Bowl LII
  8. ^ Craig Wrolstad is the referee for the 2020 Pro Bowl
  9. ^ Austro, Ben (2023-06-27). "Officiating crews for the 2023 season". Football Zebras. Retrieved 2023-08-09.