Cheffers will be lead referee for Super Bowl LVII


Carl Cheffers will serve as the lead referee for Super Bowl LVII, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Cheffers received the prized assignment for the second time in three seasons and the third in the past seven years. He was also the referee in Super Bowls LII and LV.

The league uses a variety of benchmarks for determining Super Bowl officials, including a season-long evaluation process as well as various seniority and eligibility requirements including at least three credited seasons as a referee, at least five credited seasons as a game official and previous on-field postseason experience as a referee, not including the current season.

Cheffers joined the NFL in 2000 as a side judge and was promoted to referee in 2008. He is the NFL’s second-longest tenured referee, behind Jerome Boger.

The rest of the crew:

Umpire: Roy Ellison

Line judge: Jeff Bergman.

Down judge: Jerrod Phillips

Field judge: John Jenkins

Side judge: Eugene Hall

Back judge: Dino Paganelli

Replay: Mark Butterworth

Super Bowl LVII will be played on Sunday, Feb. 12, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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