Tommy Bell (American football official)


Tommy Bell (American football official)

Tommy Bell was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL). He officiated Super Bowl III in 1969 and Super Bowl VII in 1973.cite web |title=Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame |url=http://www.kyathletichalloffame.org/Inductees.htm |publisher=Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame |accessdate=2007-10-07] He is also the only official in history to referee in both a Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four (1959). He retired from the NFL following the 1976 AFC Championship Game between the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers,cite web |title=1976 AFC Championship Game |url=http://news.steelers.com/article/78140/ |publisher=Pittsburgh Steelers |last=Labriola |first=Bob |accessdate=2007-10-07] played December 26, 1976, to conclude a fifteen year career in the league.Citation | date = December 1977 | title = BECOME AN UMPIRE | publisher = "Reader's Digest" | page = 224 | url = http://www.churchchrist.net/Sermons/Criticism.htm | accessdate = 2007-10-07]

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In addition to NFL officiating, Bell was an attorney in Lexington, Kentucky.

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