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Tony Corrente and Walt Anderson are referees in Conference Championships




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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.

Yrs 2014 crew College Occupation
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.

Yrs 2014 crew College Occupation
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

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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