We’ve known the teams taking part in the Super Bowl for some time now, but we were waiting on word about who would be officiating the game.
The wait is over. The NFL announced Wednesday that John Parry will be the referee for Super Bowl XLVI. Parry worked the Super Bowl between the Colts and Bears as a side judge, but this is his first time in charge of the whole rodeo. He was promoted to the top job after that Super Bowl and has worked nine playoff games since then, including the 49ers-Saints game in this year’s playoffs.
The rest of the crew is made up of the men who received top grades at their respective positions. They are umpire Carl Paganelli, head linesman Tom Stabile, line judge Gary Arthur, field judge Gary Cavaletto, side judge Laird Hayes and back judge Tony Steratore. The replay assistant will be former NFL referee Larry Nemmers.