Land Clark is going to see his next NFL game from a different perspective while wearing a different-colored cap.
The Albuquerque resident is being promoted from field judge to referee, the league announced on its website Tuesday.
Clark, reached at his job for the City of Albuquerque as chief building official, confirmed the move but otherwise declined comment.
Numerous reports said Clark is replacing as a “white hat” two-time Super Bowl official Walt Anderson, who is leaving the field to take a senior vice president position in the league office.
The league announced a handful of additions to its 122-person officiating roster as well. Clark, who spent the last two seasons as an NFL field judge, was the only promotion to referee.