Longtime NFL official linesman Wayne Mackie passed away at the age of 62. Find out everything about him here.
Wayne Mackie was the NFL’s vice president of officiating evaluation and development. He started working as an NFL official (2007-2017).
He had officiated eight playoff games during his 10 seasons on the field. Mackie was also the head linesman for Super Bowl 50 where the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers.
Wayne served as NFL's vice president from 2017 until the day of his death.NFL confirmed the demise of Mackey through the official page.
As the news surfaced online, sports fans have been paying tribute to Wayne through social media.
NFL Official Wayne Mackie Dead At 62
According to the reports, Wayne Mackie died at the age of 62. On the official statement, they mentioned Wayne took his last breath on March 24 in Florida.
We are deeply saddened to share the news of Wayne Mackie's passing. He will forever be remembered by those who knew him as one of the kindest, nicest, most genuine individuals any of us have ever known ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sA4pPth46v— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) March 25, 2022
He is survived by his wife Tonya and their three daughters. They further wrote Wayne who entered NFL in 2007 had spent 10 years establishing himself as one of the League's top officials.
After ending his on-field officiating career in 2016, he joined the officiating department in 2017. He was continuing to pass on his skills and knowledge to the next generation.
Wayne Mackie Wikipedia Details
The well-known NFL official Wayne Mackie had yet to appear on the official Wikipedia website.
Rest in peace, Wayne Mackie.— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) March 25, 2022
Wayne became a head linesman in 2007 — quickly establishing himself as one of the top officials. In 2017, he joined the @NFLOfficiating department, focusing on training & development.
He will be forever remembered as one of the kindest individuals. pic.twitter.com/eUTGNAj37L
Mackie who was born and grew up in Brooklyn had sports as a big part of his childhood. He paid football in high school, however, he didn't play during his college time.
Prior to being an officiator, he was playing basketball in New York City's famed West 4th Street tournament. He then officiated in the MEAC from 1997-2000.
Mackie then went to work in the Atlantic 10 Conference from 2000-2001. He also joined the Big East Conference and also officiated in the Arena League
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Wayne Mackie Career Details Explored
Wayne Mackie who spent more than a decade in the sports world will be remembered for his compassion and generosity.
Mackie had been working with NFL for 10 years. Prior to that, he was an official in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, the Atlantic 10, and Big East.
Likewise, Mackie also served as director of operations for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.