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Report: Mike Carey will work as referee for Patriots-Jets

Posted By Christopher Price On November 21, 2012 @ 3:27 pm In General | 1 Comment

Mike Carey will work Thursday’€™s Patriots-Jets game as the referee, according to our friends at FootballZebras.com [1].

Carey, in his 23rd season as an NFL official, is considered one of the most well-respected refs in the league. (In a 2008 poll of head coaches conducted by ESPN, he was tied for first with Ed Hochuli [2].) A former running back at Santa Clara University, Carey is a co-owner of Seirus Innivation, a company that manufactures ski and snowboarding gloves.

Thursday will mark his first Patriots game of the 2012 season, but he has become a relatively familiar face for New England fans over the last few seasons. According to Pro Football Reference, he worked a pair of Patriots’€™ regular-season games last year (at Pittsburgh and Denver). He was also the lead ref for Super Bowl [3] XLII between New England and New York.

For more on Carey’€™s background and tendencies as an official. check out his page at Pro Football Reference [4].

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[1] FootballZebras.com: http://www.footballzebras.com/2012/11/21/5320/

[2] he was tied for first with Ed Hochuli: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=sando_mike&id=3447256

[3] Super Bowl: http://media.weei.com/football/super-bowl.htm

[4] check out his page at Pro Football Reference: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/officials/CareMi0r.htm

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