Mark Perlman

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Mark Perlman is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2000 NFL season. He is a line judge and wears uniform number 9, which was also worn by legendary referee Jerry Markbreit from 1976 to 1999, who also started in the league as a line judge. During his career, Perlman has officiated Super Bowls XL and XLIII.

Perlman played high school football as a tight end for Toms River High School in New Jersey and later was a wide receiver at Salem College in West Virginia.

In 1979, Perlman began his officiating football, basketball, softball, and baseball games in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 1990, Perlman was hired by the Big West Conference (Division I-A) and was selected to officiate in the Las Vegas Bowl in 1994. Additional bowl games include the 1998 Cotton Bowl Classic and 1999 Gator Bowl. In 2000, Perlman was hired as a line judge in the NFL and has worked playoff games in every year of eligibility, which includes the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 seasons. Perlman was on medical leave during the 2002 NFL season.

Perlman was selected as the line judge for the Super Bowl XL officiating crew headed by referee Bill Leavy. The game was most notable for the media and fan reaction to the officiating. Perlman was selected again as the line judge for the Super Bowl XLIII officiating crew headed by referee Terry McAulay.

For the 2014 NFL season, Perlman is the line judge on the officiating crew headed by referee Bill Leavy; coincidentally, they previously worked together in Super Bowl XL.

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