|Education||Michigan State University|
Harvard Law School (JD)
|Occupation||NFL official (2010–present)|
Ronald Torbert is an American football official currently working for the National Football League (NFL); he has been an official since the 2010 NFL season. He wears uniform number 62.
Torbert graduated from Michigan State University and attended Harvard Law School earning a Juris doctor.
Torbert began his NFL officiating career in 2010 as a side judge before becoming a referee in the 2014 NFL season after Scott Green and Ron Winter announced they were retiring. Torbert is one of only eight African-American referees in NFL history, after Johnny Grier, Mike Carey, Jerome Boger, and Don Carey; he preceded Shawn Smith, Adrian Hill, and Tra Blake.
Torbert was the alternate referee for Super Bowl LIII. He is also featured in the NFL 100 year anniversary video which aired during that Super Bowl.
On January 25, 2022, Torbert was named the referee for Super Bowl LVI.
Outside of his NFL officiating job, Torbert is an attorney, as is his fellow referee Clete Blakeman.