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Ex-NFL official Ed Marion dies at 81

NEW YORK -- Ed Marion, an NFL official for 28 years and a head linesman in three Super Bowls, has died. He was 81.

He died Monday night at his home in Paoli, Pa., the NFL said Tuesday.

Marion was a former executive director of the NFL officials association. He was in the league from 1960-87 and worked playoff games in 20 consecutive seasons. He officiated in the 1971, 1975 and 1977 Super Bowls.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi, and four daughters.

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