Borger to be Super Bowl referee

Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Jerome Boger, working his first Super Bowl, will be the referee for Sunday's NFL championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

The NFL on Wednesday announced its lineup of game officials for Super Bowl XLVII, to be played Sunday in New Orleans. The crew has a collective 77 years of NFL experience, including 50 playoff assignments.

Boger has been an NFL official for nine seasons. He entered the league as a line judge in 2004 and was made a referee two years later.

Also on Sunday's crew are umpire Darrell Jenkins, head linesman Steve Stelljes, line judge Byron Boston, field judge Craig Wrolstad, side judge Joe Larrew and back judge Dino Paganelli. Bill Spyksma is to be the replay official with Terry Sullivan designed the game's replay assistant.

The Super Bowl officiating crew is chosen from the highest-rated officials, as determined by the league's officiating evaluation system, at each position. Super Bowl officials must have five years' NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.

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