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Super Bowl is final game for FJ Scott Steenson, SJ Dave Wyant

Retiring side judge Dave Wyant discusses a call this season with Jaguars coach GusBradley [Jacksonville Jaguars photo].
Retiring side judge Dave Wyant discusses a call this season with Jaguars coach Gus Bradley [Jacksonville Jaguars photo].

Football Zebras has learned that two officials in today’s game will end their careers on football’s greatest stage.

Field judge Scott Steenson and side judge Dave Wyant, both in their 23rd NFL season, intend to retire at the end of the 2013 season, according to two sources with knowledge of their plans.

Steenson is working his second Super Bowl. He previously worked Super Bowl XXXI 17 years ago, which is the longest gap between two Super Bowl assignments. Steenson, 67, is a commercial real estate developer in Texas.

Wyant, 60, is in his first Super Bowl. He is a consulting engineer from Virginia.

Both were hired by former director of officiating Jerry Seeman in 1991.

Five officials are now known to be retiring this season. The other three, who worked the Pro Bowl in Hawaii this year, are referee Scott Green, umpire Scott Dawson, and side judge Larry Rose.

Ben Austro
Ben Austro
Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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