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Leavy will work first Super Bowl as referee

2/1/2006 - NFL

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.