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Referee McAulay chosen to lead experienced Super Bowl crew

Referee Terry McAulay has been selected to head the seven-man officiating crew that will work Super Bowl XLIII between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, the NFL announced Wednesday.

The other members of the officiating crew for Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., are Roy Ellison (umpire), Derick Bowers (head linesman), Mark Perlman (line judge), Greg Gautreaux (field judge), Michael Banks (side judge) and Keith Ferguson (back judge). The crew's seven members collectively have 55 years of NFL officiating experience and 43 playoff-game assignments.

McAulay, an 11-year NFL veteran, has officiated in nine playoff games -- in Super Bowl XXXIX, five NFC Championships, two divisional playoffs and one wild-card game.

The highest-rated officials at each position with the appropriate experience earn the right to work the Super Bowl. Super Bowl officials must have five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.

Bob McGrath, the replay assistant, will work his sixth playoff game.

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