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John Parry heads 2015 Pro Bowl crew




John Parry will lead this year’s officiating crew at the Pro Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., the second time it has been played on the mainland, since it moved to Hawaii in 1980. The other continental-based Pro Bowl in that time was 2010 in Miami.

Yrs 2014 crew College Occupation
R 132 John Parry 15 Purdue financial advisor
U 102 Bruce Stritesky 9 Steratore Embry Riddle airline pilot
HL 24 Tom Stabile 20 Boger Slippery Rock secondary educational administrator
LJ 35 John Hussey 13 Hochuli Idaho State sales representative, retail logistics group
FJ 86 Jimmy Buchanan 6 Leavy South Carolina State insurance agent
SJ 125 Laird Hayes 20 Cheffers Princeton owner of football camps for high school and youth
BJ 38 Greg Yette 5 Torbert Howard defense contractor
ALT 47 Tim Podraza 7 Wrolstad Nebraska corporate real estate

Dean Blandino is the game supervisor, and he has responsibility for monitoring formations and blitzing that have special prohibitions for the exhibition contest. He will contact the referee if there are any persistent or egregious violations.

This is the first time that a replay official has been assigned to the Pro Bowl, as the replay rules have not been in effect for the all-star game. ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell says in a brand-name-dropping article that the league is testing the use of tablet computers in a game situation, compared to the bulky system now in place. Dale Hamer is the replay official, and Tom Chase is the replay assistant, who were assigned to Brad Allen’s crew this year.

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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