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Super Bowl officiating crew includes Anderson as referee

Referee Walt Anderson will lead the seven-man crew of game officials working Sunday's Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium, the NFL announced Thursday.

The other members of the Super Bowl XLV officiating crew are Chad Brown (umpire), Kent Payne (head linesman), John Hussey (line judge), Doug Rosenbaum (field judge), Mike Weatherford (side judge) and Scott Helverson (back judge). The crew collectively has 77 years of NFL officiating experience and 53 combined playoff-game assignments.

Anderson, in his 15th season as an NFL game official, served as the line judge in Super Bowl XXXV between the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants at the end of the 2000 season. Promoted to referee in 2003, he has officiated in 13 playoff games -- one Super Bowl, three conference championships, two divisional playoffs and seven wild-card games.

Under the NFL officiating program's evaluation system, the highest-rated eligible officials at each position earn the right to work the Super Bowl. Super Bowl officials must have at least five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.

Tommy Moore is the replay assistant. The video operator is Bud Alexander.

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