Wayne Mackie Death – Obituary not available at the moment: According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, longtime NFL official Wayne Mackie died on Thursday night. He was 62 years old at the time.
According to nfl.com, From 2007 through 2016, Mackie worked as a head linesman in the league. During his ten seasons on the field, Mackie oversaw eight playoff games, including two conference championship games, and was the chief linesman for Super Bowl 50, in which the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers.
“Wayne was passionate about the NFL and spent each day making a positive impact on all of us individually and contributing to our collective success. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Wayne will forever remember his kindness, generosity and the genuine spirit he brought to all aspects of his life.
After finishing his career as a lineman, Mackie went on to become the NFL’s vice president of officiating evaluation and development, a position he held until his death in 2017.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the tragic passing of a treasured member of our NFL family. Wayne Mackie unexpectedly passed last night while in Florida. He leaves behind his wife, Tonya, and three daughters.”