HU Alum represents the Bison in America’s Biggest Game
According to NBC News, five of the seven members of the officiating crew working today's Super Bowl are African American, the most not only for a Super Bowl but for any NFL game. 👏 pic.twitter.com/1IgwN9mc7B
— REFSIX (@refsix) February 2, 2020
WASHINGTON (February 2, 2020) – Howard University’s Greg Steed has been named one of the five African-American officials for Sunday’s (Feb. 2) Super Bowl (SB) between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Steed, who graduated from The Hilltop in 1993 and was a member of the Bison football team, will be working his fourth Super Bowl. He enters his 17th season as a National Football League (NFL) official where he will be part of history as five of the seven-man crew are African American, including fellow HBCU alum, Boris Cheek of Morgan State.
5 of the 7 members of the officiating crew working the Super Bowl are African American, the most ever for an NFL game. https://t.co/84AiPcBIqU
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 2, 2020
He began his career doing high school football in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and quickly moved up the ranks doing college games, including the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, the Atlantic 10 and the Big East. His next step was professional football where he honed his skills with the Arena Football League, the XFL and NFL Europe before graduating to the NFL in 2003.
Greg has worked several Divisional and Wild Card playoff games as well as two Conference championships during his productive career. He was rewarded for his work by being assigned to Super Bowl XLII (42) as an alternate, SB XLIV (44) as an on-field official and this year’s event as the on-field back judge.
Sunday’s Super Bowl will air on FOX, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Ed Hill, Jr., retired Howard Sports Information Director, contributed to this story.
(Story and Photo Courtesy of Howard University Athletics)
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