Youngstown native Torbert chosen as lead official in AFC Championship game
Youngstown native and South High graduate Ron Torbert has been named the referee for the AFC Championship game between Cincinnati & Buffalo.
Torbert has been an NFL official since 2010 and a referee since 2014.
He was the referee for last years Super Bowl and was the alternate referee for Super Bowl LIII.
Torbert graduated from South High School in 1981 and outside of football is an attorney.
He graduated from Michigan State University and attended Harvard Law School where he earned a juris doctor.