Emmanuel Duron, 18, was charged by Consolidated Independent School District with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, police said.
It is not clear if Duron has a lawyer. CNN contacted his parents for comment but could not be reached.
The Edinburg Independent School District said it would conduct “appropriate disciplinary action” after investigating what happened Thursday night in a match between Edinburg High School and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo University High School in Texas.
In the video of the game, the 5-11, 5 225-pound Edinburg player was seen being arrested along with his team-mates after the referee announced two penalties against him – including misconduct that led to a vote.
The player rushes into the midfield from the outside and makes it difficult to conceal that puts the referee down.
The player will then be expelled from the field by law enforcement. The judges were assisted by staff from both teams, according to a live video from the Edinburg Consolidated District School.
The judge can be seen walking out of the landfill under his authority. There was no update on his condition.
Officials at the Texas Sports Association called the incident a “brutal and other deliberate attack” on one of their officers and said in a statement that it was investigating.
“We sincerely apologize to the judge and his family,” Edinburg said in a statement on Friday.
“On behalf of the Edinburg CISD Executive Committee, we apologize to our athletes, staff and school community. However, we cannot comment further on the pending investigation.”
Edinburg Police Department said the city police made the arrest as it happened on campus. CNN asked the city police for comment.