Football Zebras exclusive
Football Zebras has confirmed that Tony Corrente and Walt Anderson will be the referees for the conference championship games. Corrente will have the NFC game between the Packers and Seahawks; Anderson will be heading the crew for the AFC title match between the Colts and the Patriots.
NFC Championship Game: Packers at Seahawks, 3 p.m. ET (Fox)
This will be Corrente’s second consecutive season working the Conference Championship, after last year’s Broncos-Patriots game. This will be his 14th postseason assignment and his fifth Conference Championship. He also worked 5 Wild Card Playoffs, 3 Divisional Playoffs, and Super Bowl XLI. Notably, Corrente resigned his position as supervisor of officiating in the Pac-12 Conference in the middle of the past season.
|R||99||Tony Corrente||20||Cal State-Fullerton||college officiating coordinator|
|U||64||Dan Ferrell||12||Corrente||Cal State-Fullerton||director, parts logistics and supply chain management|
|HL||79||Kent Payne||11||Cheffers||Nebraska Wesleyan||teacher|
|LJ||101||Carl Johnson||11||Morelli||Nicholls State||full-time official|
|FJ||89||Jon Lucivansky||6||Parry||Minnesota||college educator|
|SJ||75||Rob Vernatchi||11||Morelli||California-Riverside||enforcement investigator|
|BJ||105||Dino Paganelli||9||Steratore||Aquinas College||educator|
AFC Championship Game: Colts at Patriots, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)
Anderson will be working his 16th postseason assignment, which includes 8 Wild Card Playoffs, 2 Divisional Playoffs, 5 Conference Championships, and Super Bowls XXXV and XLV. Anderson is the coordinator of officials in the Big 12 Conference, and was a forerunner in implementing an eighth officiating position, the center judge.
|R||66||Walt Anderson||19||Texas||college officiating coordinator, retired dentist|
|U||124||Carl Paganelli||15||Torbert||Michigan State||retired federal probation officer|
|HL||36||Tony Veteri||23||Blakeman||Manhattan College||physical education teacher|
|LJ||32||Jeff Bergman||23||Triplette||Robert Morris||president and chief executive officer, medical services|
|FJ||60||Gary Cavaletto||12||Corrente||Hancock||general manager, agricultural operations|
|SJ||78||Greg Meyer||13||Anderson||Texas Christian||banker|
|BJ||61||Keith Ferguson||15||Leavy||San Jose State||sales|