Shawn Smith is a National Football League (NFL) official. He wears uniform number 14. He entered the league in the 2015 season as an umpire, and was promoted to referee for the 2018 season, following the retirements of Terry McAulay and Gene Steratore. Smith becomes only the sixth African-American referee in NFL history, following Johnny Grier, Mike Carey, Jerome Boger, Don Carey and Ronald Torbert.
Smith's 2020 NFL officiating crew consists of umpire Bryan Neale, down judge Mark Hittner, line judge Bart Longson, field judge Dyrol Prioleau, side judge Dave Hawkshaw, back judge Dino Paganelli, replay official Mike Wimmer, and replay assistant Bill Ellis.