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Referee Bill Vinovich Gets The Nod For Super Bowl

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Jan 21, 2015



The following information comes from NFL media sources: 

Referee Bill Vinovich will lead the seven-person crew of game officials selected to work Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium, the NFL announced today.

The other members of the Super Bowl XLIX officiating crew are Bill Schuster (umpire), Dana McKenzie (head linesman), Mark Perlman (line judge), Bob Waggoner (field judge), Tom Hill (side judge), and Terrenece Miles (back judge). Collectively, the Super Bowl XLIX officiating crew has 86 years of NFL officiating experience and 59 combined playoff game assignments.

Vinovich, in his 9th season as an NFL game official, entered the league in 2001 as a side judge and was promoted to referee in 2004. He has officiated 5 playoff games, including three divisional playoffs. He was the alternate referee for Super Bowl XLVII.

Under the NFL officiating program's evaluation system, officials must be rated in the top tier at their position to be eligible for the Super Bowl. They must have at least five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.

Mike Wimmer is the replay official. The replay assistant is Terry Poulos.

Vinovich, Schuster, McKenzie and Miles are officiating in their first Super Bowl.  This will be Perlman’s third Super Bowl. He previously worked Super Bowls XL and XLIII. Perlman, Hill, and Waggoner officiated in Super Bowl XL.

  

SUPER BOWL XLIX OFFICIALS

POSITION

UNIFORM NUMBER

OFFICIAL

NFL SEASONS

CAREER PLAYOFF GAMES

Referee

52

Bill Vinovich

9

5

Umpire

129

Bill Schuster

15

8

Head Linesman

8

Dana McKenzie

7

4

Line Judge

9

Mark Perlman

14

15

Field Judge

25

Bob Waggoner

18

11

Side Judge

97

Tom Hill

16

13

Back Judge

111

Terrence Miles

7

3

 


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