2014 NFL playoffs: Super Bowl referee announced

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Terry McAulay will be in charge for the final game of the NFL season.

This year's Super Bowl will have a veteran presence in charge, as referee Terry McAulay will take the lead, according to Pro Football Talk. McAulay was the referee for Super Bowls XXXIX  (Eagles-Patriots) and XLIII (Cardinals-Steelers) and has also worked six conference championship games. His most recent job was the Seahawks' divisional round win over the Saints. He has worked 14 total playoff games in his NFL career.

McAulay has been an NFL referee since 1998. He was also a referee for the BCS National Championship Game that same year. His crew for the upcoming Super Bowl will feature Carl Paganelli (umpire), Jim Mello (head linesman), Tom Symonette (line judge), Scott Steenson (field judge), Dave Wyant (side judge) and Steve Freeman (back judge). Paganelli has worked with McAulay in a previous Super Bowl. He has worked four of the championship games during his career.

McAulay will not referee a game in the conference championship round on Sunday.

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