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Dick Fredricks

Dick Fredricks
Dick Fredricks has been a contributor to Referee magazine and a member of the editorial committee of the Federation’s "Officials’ Quarterly" publication. He officiates high school, college, and semi-pro football. Dick began officiating football and basketball about the time that some members of his high school football crew were born.

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Place of Birth

Janesville, Wisconsin


Married (Ann Marie); 6 children all with at least one college degree


BS and MS in Chemistry - Marquette University, Purdue University, Carnegie-Mellon University

Officiating Experience

35 years officiating experience in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Officiating Highlight

Referee for two Wisconsin state football championship games.

Referee for two Wisconsin high school All-Star football games.

Writer/columnist for “Referee” magazine.

Member of the publication committee that founded the National Federation’s “Official’s Quarterly” magazine.

Officiates high school, college, and semi-pro football.

Co-founder of the Fox Cities’ Officials’ Association.

Officiated both football and basketball but now works only football.


Involved in Appleton, Wisconsin, area sports community activities such as (1) the NCAA Division-3 World Series; (2) the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Association; (3) the largest fund-raising sports banquet in the state of Wisconsin (the “Red” Smith Banquet) with funds used to support Appleton area youth activities. Year-round jogger.


To be successful in officiating you must have the support of family and friends. Further, “success” can be measured in many ways, and is not limited to being an official in the NFL or a Division-I conference

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