Green is Super Bowl referee

Updated: February 3, 2010, 1:51 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The NFL has selected veteran official Scott Green as the referee for Super Bowl XLIV, the league announced Wednesday.

Green is finishing his 19th season in the NFL. He has been a referee since 2004, and will be officiating his 13th playoff game.

Gene Steratore will serve as Green's backup, according to a league source.

Green has received consistently high marks from the NFL and has worked two other Super Bowls (2002 and 2004) as a back judge.

However, he also has been ...

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