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McAulay to referee Super Bowl XLVIII

<p>Terry McAulay will be the lead official for the seven-man crew working Super Bowl XLVIII, the NFL announced Wednesday.</p>

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Terry McAulay will be the lead official for the seven-man crew working Super Bowl XLVIII, the NFL announced Wednesday.

It will be the third Super Bowl for McAulay, who is in his 16th season as an NFL game official. He also was the referee for Super Bowls XXXIX and XLIII.

The game will be played Sunday, Feb. 2, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Carl Paganelli (umpire), Jim Mello (head linesman), Tom Symonette (line judge), Scott Steenson (field judge), Dave Wyant (side judge) and Steve Freeman (back judge) will also work the game.

Earnie Frantz will be the replay official and Brian Matoren will serve as the replay assistant.

Only the highest-rated officials at each position under the NFL's officiating evaluation system are eligible to work the game. Super Bowl officials also must have at least five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.

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