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. A Super Bowl referee must have 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.