Originally created 01/26/01

Austin heads Super Bowl officiating crew



TAMPA, Fla. -- Gerry Austin will work his third Super Bowl on Sunday as the referee on a crew that has only one other official with championship game experience.

Austin was also the referee in the 1997 Super Bowl and the side judge in the 1990 Super Bowl.

The other official with Super Bowl experience is side judge Doug Toole, who worked the 1998 game.

The rest of the crew for the Baltimore Ravens-New York Giants Super Bowl is umpire Chad Brown, head linesman Tony Veteri, line judge Walter Anderson, field judge Bill Lovett and back judge Bill Schmitz.

Larry Nemmers and Jeff Rice are the alternates.