Boger to referee Super Bowl XLVII

Jerome Boger will serve as the lead official for the seven-man crew that will work Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.

This will be the first Super Bowl for Boger, a nine-year NFL veteran who entered the league as a line judge in 2004 and was elevated to referee two years later.

Also officiating Sunday's matchup are Darrell Jenkins (umpire), Steve Stelljes (head linesman), Byron Boston (line judge), Craig Wrolstad (field judge), Joe Larrew (side judge) and Dino Paganelli (back judge).

The crew owns a collective 77 years of NFL experience as well as 50 playoff assignments.

Additionally, Bill Spyksma will be the replay official for Sunday's clash between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with Terry Sullivan named as the game's replay assistant.

Under the NFL officiating program's evaluation system, the highest-rated officials at each position with the appropriate tenure earn the right to work the Super Bowl. Super Bowl officials must have five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.