All seven officials working Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday are NASO members as part of an NFL group membership. Other major associations such as the NBA and many Division I college football conferences also are group members and are enjoying educational materials, benefits and services of NASO.
Super Bowl XLVII referees, which were announced Wednesday, and their positions include Jerome Boger, referee; Darrell Jenkins, umpire; Steve Stelljes, head linesman; Byron Boston, line judge; Craig Wrolstad, field judge; Joe Larrew, side judge; and Dino Paganelli, back judge.
Boger has worked four divisional playoff games, including the San Francisco 49ers’ victory over Green Bay this year. He entered the league as a line judge in 2004 and was promoted to referee in 2006. He is only the second African-American referee to work the championship game, following Mike Carey five years ago.
By taking advantage of the group membership, the association of officials receives a break in the cost of an annual membership in addition to liability insurance protection, educational materials and special discounts offered by NASO.
NASO will design a benefit program that fits the needs of an association’s members. Leaders of associations with 25 or more members interested in having their chapter or conference staff join NASO as a group should contact Ken Koester at 262-632-5448, ext. 132.