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The "Dean of NFL Referees"


JIM TUNNEY had an exemplary career as an NFL referee (1960-1991). The first official to be named to the "All-Madden Team," Jim also won top honors from the National Association of Sports Officials, the Gold Whistle Award (1992), and is in the National Football League Hall of Fame.

In his 31 years as an NFL official, Tunney received a record 29 postseason assignments, including ten Championships and three Super Bowls.

Highlights of his career include these classic games: SUPER BOWL VI SUPER BOWL XI SUPER BOWL XII

Some of his most memorable games include: "The Fog Bowl" - Philadelphia at Chicago (12/31/88) "The Final Fumble" - Cleveland at Denver (1/17/88) "The Snowball Game" - San Francisco at Denver (11/11/85) "The 100th Game" - Green Bay at Chicago (11/19/83) "The Catch" - Dallas at San Francisco (1/10/82) "The Kick" - Detroit at New Orleans (11/08/70) "The Ice Bowl" - Dallas at Green Bay (12/31/67) "The Field Goal" - Baltimore at Green Bay (12/26/65)

Still active in league affairs and many sports issues, Tunney is a member of Commissioner Tagliabue's Officiating 2000 Committee, and is Vice Chair of the U. S. Olympic Committee for Northern California (Sydney 2000 Games).

 

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