Alberto "Al" Riveron is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL), who wears uniform number 57. Beginning with the 2008 NFL season, Riveron was promoted to referee (crew chief) following the retirements of Gerald Austin and Larry Nemmers; before that, he was a side judge from 2004 (his first year of NFL officiating) to2007. Riveron is the first referee of Hispanic origin in NFL history. He is originally from Cuba, having moved to the United States at the age of 5. He has a wife, Patricia, and two teenage sons. Prior to the NFL, Riveron spent 15 years officiating games in Conference USA and the Big East. Riveron was the crew chief for the 2012 AFC Championship game between theBaltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots. Outside of the NFL, Riveron works in South Florida, selling storm panels.