SUPER BOWL 50 OFFICIALS
BLAKEMAN will lead the
seven-person crew of game officials selected to work Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February
7 at Levi’s Stadium, the NFL announced today.
members of the Super Bowl 50 officiating crew are JEFF RICE (umpire), WAYNE
MACKIE (head linesman), RUSTY BAYNES (line judge), BORIS CHEEK (field
judge), SCOTT EDWARDS (side judge), and KEITH FERGUSON (back judge).
Collectively, the Super Bowl 50 officiating crew has 97 years of NFL
officiating experience and 62 combined playoff game assignments.
his eighth season as an NFL game official, entered the league in 2008 as a field
judge and was promoted to referee in 2010. He has officiated five playoff games,
including two divisional playoffs. He was the alternate referee for Super Bowl
Under the NFL
officiating program's evaluation system, officials must be rated in the top
tier at their position to be eligible for the Super Bowl. They must have at
least five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.
STEWART is the replay
official. The replay assistant is JIMMY OLDHAM.
Mackie, Baynes, and Edwards are officiating in their first Super Bowl. This
will be Rice’s third Super Bowl. He previously worked Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII.
Cheek worked Super Bowl XLII and Ferguson officiated Super Bowl XLIII.
SUPER BOWL 50 OFFICIATING CREW
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