College Station native Red Cashion officiated his first football game while a student at Texas A&M in 1952. For the next 21 years he officiated high school and college football in the Southland, Lone Star and Southwest Conferences. In 1972 Cashion, who would became known for his famous "First Down!" calls, was selected to work NFL games as a Line Judge. He was promoted to Referee in 1976 and worked over 500 NFL games including two Super Bowls, 18 playoff games and one Pro Bowl. Cashion retired in 1997 and currently serves as a trainer for the referees in the NFL and the Big 12. Cashion was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.