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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 2011 NFL officiating crew consists of umpire Dan Ferrell, head linesman Derick Bowers, line judge Rusty Baynes, field judge Scott Edwards, side judge Keith Washington and back judge Perry Paganelli.

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.

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