John Parry (American football official)

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Parry (left) with Rosevelt Colvin in 2008.

John Parry (born c. 1965) is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2000 NFL season.[1] Parry officiated Super Bowl XLI in 2007 as a side judge on the crew headed by referee Tony Corrente.[2] Following this game, he was promoted to referee for the 2007 NFL season following the retirement of Bill Vinovich due to health issues.[3] He wears uniform number 132.

Parry is a native of Michigan City, Indiana and a graduate of Michigan City Rogers High School.[4] Currently, Parry is a resident of Akron, Ohio; he is also an associate Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial in suburban Tallmadge.[5] His father, Dave Parry, was the Supervisor of Officials for the Big Ten Conference, and the side judge in Super Bowl XVII.[3]

Parry's 2013 NFL officiating crew consists of umpire Dan Ferrell, head linesman Derick Bowers, line judge Adrian Hill, field judge Scott Edwards, side judge Joe Larrew and back judge Perry Paganelli.[6]

Parry was the referee of Super Bowl XLVI, which was held February 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This was his second Super Bowl as an official.


  1. ^ Volin, Ben (2007-08-04). "NBA ref scandal 'a wake-up call'". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Corrente to referee Super Bowl". Associated Press. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Ask the Official". Inside Football. 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Super Stage". The News-Dispatch. 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  5. ^ John Parry, Associate Financial Advisor with the practice of Keith Lucas – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  6. ^ 2013 NFL officiating crews