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John Parry (American football official)

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John Parry
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Parry (left) with Rosevelt Colvin in 2008.
Born 1965 (age 49-50)
Nationality  United States
Occupation NFL official (2000-present)

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 was the referee of Super Bowl XLVI, which was held February 5, 2012 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This was his second Super Bowl as an official, and first as referee.

Parry's 2015 NFL officiating crew consists of umpire Mark Pellis, head linesman Greg Bradley, line judge Mark Perlman, field judge Jabir Walker, side judge Greg Gautreaux, and back judge Perry Paganelli.[6]

Parry worked the Patriots-Eagles preseason game in 2014 and part of his crew, serving as head linesman, was one of the first female NFL officials, Maia Chaka.[7]

Parry was the referee of the 2015 Pro Bowl.