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NFL Names Super Bowl XLV Officials

Referee WALT ANDERSON will lead the seven-man crew of game officials selected to work Super Bowl XLV this Sunday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium, the NFL announced today.

The other members of the Super Bowl XLV officiating crew are CHAD BROWN (umpire), KENT PAYNE (head linesman), JOHN HUSSEY (line judge), DOUG ROSENBAUM (field judge), MIKE WEATHERFORD (side judge) and SCOTT HELVERSON (back judge). The Super Bowl XLV officiating crew collectively has 77 years of NFL officiating experience and 53 combined playoff game assignments.

Anderson, in his 15th season as an NFL game official, served as the line judge in Super Bowl XXXV. Promoted to referee in 2003, he has officiated in 13 playoff games - one Super Bowl, three conference championships, two divisional playoffs and seven wild card games. 

Under the NFL officiating program's evaluation system, the highest-rated eligible officials at each position earn the right to work the Super Bowl.  Super Bowl officials must have at least five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.

TOMMY MOORE is the replay assistant.  The video operator is BUD ALEXANDER.

SUPER BOWL XLV OFFICIALS

 

POSITION

UNIFORM NO.

OFFICIAL

NFL SEASONS

CAREER PLAYOFF GAMES

Referee

66

Walt Anderson

15

13

Umpire

31

Chad Brown

19

12

Head Linesman

79

Kent Payne

7

5

Line Judge

35

John Hussey

9

6

Field Judge

67

Doug Rosenbaum

10

6

Side Judge

116

Mike Weatherford

9

5

Back Judge

93

Scott Helverson

8

6

 

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.