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Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Officiating honor students get Super Bowl assignment

The NFL announced the seven-member officiating crew for Sunday’s game, headed by referee John Parry.

Parry has worked one previous Super Bowl as a side judge. This will be his first Super Bowl as the head referee.

The highest-rated official at each position under the league’s evaluation system works the Super Bowl, provided that the official has at least five years of NFL experience and previous postseason assignments.

The other members of Sunday’s officiating crew 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.

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