Phil McKinnely, originally from Oakland, CA, and attended UCLA. He was drafted to the pros, playing seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL), 5 for the Atlanta Falcons, 1 for the LA Rams and 1 for the Chicago Bears. He then played in the United States Football League (USFL) for the Memphis Showboats and Birmingham Stallions.
After retiring as a player, Phil became an American football official, working in college football's Southeastern Conference and NFL Europe before joining the NFL in 2002 as a head linesman. As an official, he wore uniform number 110 for 18 years before retiring in 2019. Phil and Ramona have been married 27 years, and live in Johns Creek.