John Parry

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Somers’ Monologue: It’s Official Regarding The Super Bowl Lead Official!

John Parry, flip that coin and let’s get ready for some football.


Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott performs the coin toss before the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Giants’ DeOssie Will Start Super Bowl With: Tails

The Super Bowl will start with referee John Parry displaying both sides of a special commemorative coin, then asking Giants special teams captain Zak DeOssie to make a one-word choice.


Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds his knee after a hit by the Cincinnati Bengals as referee John Parry attends to him during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

John Parry To Referee Super Bowl

A 12-year veteran official in his fifth season as a referee, Parry worked the 2007 championship game as a side judge. He was promoted to referee later that year.