Walt Anderson Picked by the League to Referee Super Bowl XLV

The NFL has selected Walt Anderson to referee the Super Bowl, handing the 15-year veteran official his second assignment in the league’s championship game.

Anderson was a line judge at the 2001 Super Bowl between Baltimore and the Giants. The other members of the officiating crew announced Thursday are umpire Chad Brown, head linesman Kent Payne, line judge John Hussey, field judge Doug Rosenbaum, side judge Mike Weatherford and back judge Scott Helverson.

The NFL awards spots in the Super Bowl to officials with at least five years experience who grade out the best over the season. Anderson was the ref the night of the famous “Tuck Rule” game between the Raiders and Patriots back in 2001 that saved the Pats and allowed them to tie and win a divisional playoff game and eventually win the Super Bowl that year.

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One Response to “Walt Anderson Picked by the League to Referee Super Bowl XLV”

  1. Pat says:

    Walt Anderson was not the referee involved with the Tuck Rule game. You’re confusing Walt Anderson with Walt Coleman. Since that game the NFL has kept Walt Coleman from officiating a game in Oakland.