Phil McKinnely

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Phil McKinnely
Phil McKinnely at Falcons at Raiders 11-2-08.jpg
McKinnely in November 2008
Date of birth: (1954-07-08) July 8, 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 9/ Pick 246
As player:
Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Rams
Chicago Bears
Career stats
Playing stats at

Philip Byron "Phil" McKinnely (born July 8, 1954 in Oakland, California) is a former American football offensive tackle who played seven seasons in the NFL, mainly for the Atlanta Falcons, and then in the USFL for the Memphis Showboats. After retiring as a player, McKinnely became an American football official, working in college football's Southeastern Conference and NFL Europe before joining the NFL in 2002 as a head linesman. As an official, he wears uniform number 110 and is currently on the 2014 NFL officiating crew headed by referee Bill Vinovich.

McKinnely was accused by Samari Rolle of calling him "boy" in the December 3, 2007 game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots. The alleged exchange occurred late in the game when the Patriots retook the lead with 44 seconds remaining. Several penalties occurred in the closing minutes, including an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty when Raven Linebacker Bart Scott picked up a penalty flag and threw it into the stands in frustration of hearing the banter of Rolle and McKinnely. After the game, Rolle vented in the locker room to the reporters, "The refs called me a boy. No. 110 called me a boy, I will be calling my agent in the morning and sending my complaint. I have a wife and three kids. Don't call me a boy. Don't call me a boy on the field during a game because I said, 'You've never played football before." The NFL investigated the accusation.[1]


  1. ^ "Rolle accuses official of using disrespectful language". ESPN. December 4, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-04.