For­mer NFL ref­eree Red Cash­ion dies

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BRYAN — For­mer NFL ref­eree Red Cash­ion, known for his vo­cif­er­ous calls of “first down,” died Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to Cal­loway-Jones Life & Le­gacy fu­neral home. He was 87.

Cash­ion, who be­gan his of­fi­ci­at­ing ca­reer while fin­ish­ing his un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies at Texas A&M, re­tired from the NFL in 1997 af­ter call­ing games for 25 years, 21 one of them as a ref­eree. He worked two Su­per Bowls.

NFL Ref­er­ees As­so­ci­a­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor

Scott Green called Cash­ion “the kind of man ev­ery­one wanted to em­u­late both on and off the field, and he gave so much of his time to all of us.”

Ma­son L. “Red” Cash­ion was born Nov. 10, 1931 in Col­lege Sta­tion, where he ran track and played foot­ball, bas­ket­ball and base­ball at A&M Con­sol­i­dated High School. He then at­tended Texas A&M on a base­ball schol­ar­ship, grad­u­at­ing in 1953. He then was com­mis­sioned as a sec­ond lieu­tenant in the U.S. Army.

For­mer NFL ref­eree Red Cash­ion played base­ball at Texas A&M.

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