Referee Gene Steratore retires after 15 seasons

Gene Steratore
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Super Bowl 52 head referee Gene Steratore retired Friday after 15 years of service, NFL V.P. of officiating Al Riveron announced.

Steratore, who had served as an NFL referee since 2003, and worked 12 playoff games, was known as one of the most revered refs in the NFL.

The NFL will now have to replace yet another referee entering next season, with Jeff Triplette, Ed Hochuli and Terry McAulay also choosing to retire.