In Memory of Red Cashion: 1931- 2019

In Memory of Red Cashion: 1931-2019

Red Cashion was a prominent American football official that made his legacy beginning at his alma mater Texas A&M University, and moved on to officiate NFL games for 25 years.

Cashion officiated his first football game while a student at Texas A&M in 1952. For the next 21 years, he officiated high school and college football in the Southland, Lone Star and Southwest Conferences. In 1972 Cashion, who would become known for his famous "First Down!" calls, was selected to work NFL games as a Line Judge. He was promoted to Referee in 1976 and worked over 500 NFL games including two Super Bowls, 18 playoff games and one Pro Bowl. Cashion retired in 1997 and recently served as a trainer for the referees in the NFL and the Big 12. Cashion was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

Cashion is survived by four children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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