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Tony Corrente (born c. 1952) is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1995 NFL season. He wears uniform number 99. His officiating career is most notable for being the referee of Super Bowl XLI.

Personal

Corrente resides in La Mirada, Californiamarker. Outside of his NFL officiating duties, he teaches social sciences at La Mirada High Schoolmarker.

Officiating career

Early years

Corrente began his officiating career in 1971 working high school and junior college level games as a member of the Long Beach and San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Associations. Between 1971 and 1981, Corrente officiated three California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Championships and seven Junior College Bowl games as both a Referee and Back Judge.

In 1981, he was appointed to the staff of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association where he officiated the Freedom and California Bowls. His last 6 years in the Big west he was a full time Referee. In 1991, Corrente joined the officiating staff of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) where he officiated the Alamo, Aloha, and Rose Bowlmarker.

National Football League

In 1995, Tony was selected to become a member of the NFL officiating staff as a back judge before being promoted to referee at the beginning of the 1998 NFL season. In his three seasons as a back judge, he worked two playoff games including the 1997 NFC Championship Game. Tony also officiated in NFL Europe working the World Bowl in both 1995 (Back Judge) and 1998 (Referee). In 1998 he became a Referee. Corrente worked the NFC Championship Game in 2001 between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. Since joining the NFL in 1995, Corrente has been involved in 13 post-season assignments including 3 AFC/NFC Championships and as the alternate Referee in Super Bowl XL and as Referee in Super Bowl XLI between the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.

Corrente's officiating crew for the 2009 NFL season consists of umpire Fred Bryan, head linesman John McGrath, line judge John Hussey, field judge Gary Cavaletto, side judge Allen Baynes and back judge Greg Wilson.

Outside of his officiating profession, Corrente earned his Bachelor's degree from California State University, Fullerton in 1975 and a Master's degree in 1988 from Azusa Pacific University. He is currently a high school educator in the social sciences. As a former baseball coach, his teams won the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section 3-A Championship in 1988 and were the runner-up for the same title in 1991.

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