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Ron Torbert named lead referee for Super Bowl LVI

Field Level Media

January 25, 2022 at 7:36 pm.

Ron Torbert will serve as the lead referee for Super Bowl LVI, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Torbert joined the NFL’s officiating staff as a side judge in 2010 before being promoted to referee in 2014. He will receive his first Super Bowl assignment when the AFC and NFC champions square off on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

Umpire Bryan Neale and side judge Keith Washington will be making their Super Bowl debuts next month.

Down judge Derick Bowers will work his second Super Bowl, while line judge Carl Johnson, field judge Rick Patterson and back judge Scott Helverson are scheduled to work their third Super Bowl.

Roddy Ames will serve as the replay official.