Follow us here through the game for our live coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of today’s Super Bowl from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Carl Cheffers is the referee for Super Bowl LV. His all-star crew, with alternates shown in shaded rows, includes:
|Yrs||2020 crew||College||Occupation||Prev. Playoff||Prev. SB|
|R||51||Carl Cheffers||21||California-Irvine||sales manager||5 WC, 6 DIV, 2 CC||LI|
|U||11||Fred Bryan||12||Blakeman||Northern Iowa||superintendent, juvenile correctional facility||3 WC, 3 DIV, 1 CC||LIII|
|DJ||53||Sarah Thomas||6||Hochuli||Mobile||sales representative||3 DIV||*|
|LJ||59||Rusty Baynes||11||Boger||Auburn-Montgomery||general manager, safety services||4 WC, 4 DIV, 3 CC||50|
|FJ||95||James Coleman||16||Torbert||Arkansas||electrical engineer||2 WC, 5 DIV||†|
|SJ||103||Eugene Hall||7||Rogers||North Texas||federal agent||3 WC, 3 DIV, 2 CC||LIII|
|BJ||105||Dino Paganelli||15||Smith||Aquinas College||educator||2 WC, 8 DIV, 2 CC||XLVII|
|R||14||Shawn Smith||6||Ferris State||finance||3 WC, 1 DIV, 1 CC||*|
|U||128||Ramon George||5||Hochuli||Lenoir-Rhyne||financial underwriter||1 WC, 1 DIV, 1 CC||‡|
|DJ||6||Jerod Phillips||5||Rogers||Northeastern State||elementary school teacher||2 WC, 2 DIV, 1 CC||*|
|LJ||84||Mark Steinkerchner||27||Smith||Akron||vice president||2 WC, 14 DIV, 1 CC||XXXVII, XXXIX|
|FJ||97||Tom Hill||22||Hochuli||Carson Newman||retired teacher/coach||9 WC, 3 DIV, 8 CC||XL, XLIX, LII|
|SJ||26||Jabir Walker||6||Kemp||Murray State||middle school teacher||1 WC||‡|
|BJ||88||Brad Freeman||7||Boger||Mississippi State||sports park director||4 WC, 2 DIV, 2 CC|
- Replay official: Mike Wimmer
- Replay assistant: Sean McKee
- Alternate replay official: Mark Butterworth
Previous playoff experience for on-field officials includes a 2020 Divisional Playoff game.
*-First year of eligibility. (For Thomas, apparent eligibility is met when credited with a playoff game while sidelined with an injury.) †-Not eligible for an on-field assignment based on previously published criteria (Coleman has not worked any conference championship game or worked 3 playoff games in the previous 5 years). ‡-Not eligible for on-field assignment, but no restrictions on substitution.
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