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Report: Walt Coleman of ‘Tuck Rule’ fame set to work as official for Patriots-Rams

10.25.12 at 5:51 pm ET

Walt Coleman, seen here separating Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas and Bears QB Jay Cutler in a game last season, will work Sunday's Patriots-Rams game, according to (AP)

FOXBORO — Walt Coleman — the official who made the “Tuck Rule” famous in the Patriots’ “Snow Bowl” win over the Raiders — will be working the New England-St. Louis game Sunday in London, according to our friends at

Coleman, who was also the official in an Oct. 31, 2004 game between New England and Pittsburgh that saw the end of the Patriots’ 21-game winning streak, will be working his second game of the year. (He worked the Panthers-Falcons game on Sept. 30.) He served as the lead official for one New England game last season, a 20-16 win for the Patriots over the Cowboys at Gillette Stadium.

For more on his tendencies and background as an official, check out his page at Pro Football Reference.

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