The NFL announced the officiating crew for Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta before the Conference Championships.
Referee John Parry, in his 12th season as a referee, will lead the officiating crew. Umpire Fred Bryan, down judge Edgar Camp and side judge Eugene Hall will officiate their first Super Bowl. The crew will have title game veterans Jeff Bergman at line judge; Steve Zimmer at fielde judge; and Terrence Miles as back judge.
Parry began his NFL officiating career in the 2000 season as a side judge. He became a referee in 2007.
Since 2007, he has officiated in seven games featuring the Rams, all won by L.A. — including the Rams’ Wild Card win over Dallas.
The Patriots are 9-5 in 14 games with Parry as the head official, that includes a 17-10 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 15 this season. Parry was the referee in one other New England Super Bowl, their 2012 loss to the New York Giants.
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