Leavy will work first Super Bowl as referee

Updated: February 1, 2006, 3:40 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Bill Leavy will referee his first Super Bowl, heading a crew that has 58 years of experience and has worked a combined 40 postseason games.

Also picked to work Sunday's game between Pittsburgh and Seattle were umpire Garth DeFelice, head linesman Mark Hittner, line judge Mark Perlman, field judge Steve Zimmer, side judge Tom Hill and back judge Bob Waggoner.

Officials for the Super Bowl are the highest-rated at their positions, provided they have worked at least five years in the NFL. The league announced the assignments Wednesday.

Leavy worked the 2000 Super Bowl as a back judge and is in his 11th season as an official.

Bob Boylston is the replay assistant. Tony Corrente, Undrey Wash and Tom Stabile will serve as alternates.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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