Super Bowl 52 head referee Gene Steratore retired Friday after 15 years of service, NFL V.P. of officiating Al Riveron announced.
Gene Steratore, 15-year veteran official, informed me today that he is retiring from the @NFL. Steratore entered the league in 2003, was promoted to referee in 2006, & worked 12 playoff games, ending his career at Super Bowl LII. We wish Gene all the best! pic.twitter.com/MO7Ul8fik9
— Al Riveron (@alriveron) June 22, 2018
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.