BRYAN, — Former referee Red Cashion, known because of his vociferous requirements of”First down,” has expired.

Cashion retired from the in 1997 after officiating for 25 years, 2-1 one of them as a referee. He functioned just two Super Bowls.

Referees Association executive manager Scott Green called Cashion”that the kind of man everyone wanted to emulate both on and off the industry, and he gave so much of his time for you to all of us.”