Boger to be announced Tuesday for Super Bowl
We have the assignments for the Conference Championships. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern.
The postseason experience shown for the crew chief includes all assignments prior to being promoted to referee.
NFC Championship Game: 49ers at Falcons
Sunday, Jan. 20 (3 p.m., Fox)
Terry McAulay is the referee. This is his 15th year and 12th as referee. This is McAulay’s 12th postseason assignment, including 2 wild cards, 1 divisional playoff, 6 conference championships, and Super Bowls XXXIX and XLIII. In fact, between 2004 and 2008, McAulay worked seven playoff assignments, and in each of those years worked either a conference championship or a Super Bowl.
|R||77||Terry McAulay||15||McAulay||Louisiana State||college officiating coordinator for Big East|
|U||124||Carl Paganelli||14||Winter||Michigan State||federal probation officer|
|HL||106||Wayne Mackie||6||Steratore||Colgate||director of housing|
|LJ||68||Tom Stephan||14||Boger||Pittsburg State||president and CEO|
|FJ||60||Gary Cavaletto||10||Corrente||Hancock||general manager, agricultural operations|
|BJ||112||Tony Steratore||13||Boger||California (Pa.)||co-owner, supply company|
- Alternates: Carl Cheffers (upfield), Greg Bradley (line), Mike Weir (deep)
- Replay official: Earnie Frantz
- Replay assistant: Brian Matoren
- Supervisor: Ed Coukart
- Observer: Jim Duke
McAulay had a Week 6 assignment in Atlanta when the Falcons hosted the Raiders.
Carl Paganelli, Cavaletto, and Steratore all worked in last year’s Super Bowl.
AFC Championship Game: Ravens at Patriots
Sunday, Jan. 20 (6:30 p.m., CBS)
Bill Leavy is the referee. This is his 18th year and 12th as referee. This is Leavy’s 15th postseason assignment, including 4 wild cards, 8 divisional playoffs, his first conference championship, and Super Bowls XXXIV and XL. It is very unusual for Leavy to have not worked a conference championship but participated in two Super Bowls. At the referee position, you must have a prior conference championship at any position to be eligible to work a Super Bowl. In Leavy’s case, he already worked a Super Bowl as a back judge in his first year he was qualified to do so, thus the conference championship requirement was not enforced.
|R||127||Bill Leavy||18||Leavy||San Jose State||retired firefighter|
|U||31||Chad Brown||21||Carey||East Texas State||executive manager of facilities/student affairs administration|
|HL||36||Tony Veteri||21||Blakeman||Manhattan College||physical education teacher|
|LJ||45||Jeff Seeman||11||Steratore||Minnesota||brokerage sales|
|SJ||67||Doug Rosenbaum||12||Carey||Illinois Wesleyan||financial consultant|
|FJ||88||Scott Steenson||22||Winter||North Texas||commercial real estate broker|
|BJ||46||Perry Paganelli||15||Parry||Hope College||retired high school administrator|
- Alternates: Ron Winter (upfield), Rusty Baynes (line), Terrence Miles (deep)
- Replay official: Mark Burns
- Replay assistant: Ted Campbell
- Supervisor: Johnny Grier
- Observer: Gary Slaughter
Leavy was at New England for a Week 10 game when the Patriots hosted the Bills.
Perry Paganelli worked last year’s NFC Championship, and is the only crew member to have worked a championship or Super Bowl last year.