Who is Shannon Eastin?
Shannon Eastin was the first ever female official of the National Football League. Eastin has spent 16 combined seasons officiating for high school games, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and the Arizona Cardinals Red and White Game.
Shannon Eastin Career
In 2012, Eastin was employed as a replacement official during the lockout of full-time referees which started in June. On August 9, she officiated her initial game, a preseason match between the Green Bay Packers and the San Diego Chargers as the line judge. Her initial regular season game was between the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions on September 9.
Despite various NFL players supporting her for being the first female NFL official, several writers including Darin Gantt of Profootballtalk.com and Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times criticized that she broke this gender barrier while being a strikebreaker. Due to her participation in the World Series of Poker, the NFL Referees Association said that she should not have been allowed to officiate NFL games. However, she received support from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and some players such as Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote. She was later followed by other female officials such as Sarah Thomas and Maia Chaka.
How old is Shannon Eastin?
Shannon Eastin is currently aged 52 years old, having been born in 1970, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the U.S. She was born the same year as Melania Trump, Ethan Hawke, Queen Latifah, Holly Frazier, Jennifer Connelly, Ethan Hawke, Matt Damon, Regina Hall, Melissa McCarthy, and many more.
Shannon Eastin Family
Who are Shannon Eastin’s parents?
Shannon Eastin was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to her parents. She has kept her family and parents’ information very private and away from the limelight
Does Shannon Eastin have siblings?
Eastin has not shared her family and personal life with the media and it is unclear if she has any siblings.
Shannon Eastin Education
Eastin has not shared any information about her academic background and qualifications with the media, keeping a private life.
Shannon Eastin Interests and Hobbies
Eastin has been active in judo from a young age and was the youngest judo athlete to train in the U.S Olympic Training Center at the age of 11. She has since then earned six national judo championships. Eastin is also an entrepreneur, owning a company called SE Sports Officiating, which trains officials in basketball and football.
Shannon Eastin Spouse
Eastin is not linked to any relationship by the media as she has kept her love life and personal life away from the limelight and a secret.
Shannon Eastin Kids
As Eastin has kept her personal life very private it is not known if she has any children of her own.
Shannon Eastin Height
Eastin has a beautiful, well-curved, and physically fit body adding up to an average standing height and moderate weight. She has not shared specific measurements of her body with the media.
Shannon Eastin Net Worth
America’s first female NFL official, Eastin started her career officiating games in the NFL in 2012. She has officiated in over 16 combined seasons throughout her career and has amassed an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million as of 2022.