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Report: Walt Coleman will work as referee for Patriots-Steelers

10.31.13 at 1:37 pm ET
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Walt Coleman has been a familiar presence at Patriots games over the years. (AP)

Walt Coleman (left) has been a familiar presence at Patriots games over the years. (AP)

Walt Coleman will work as the referee for this weekend’s Patriots-Steelers game, according to our friends at Football Zebras.

Coleman has been the lead official in two memorable Patriots games over the last 12 years. First, he gained a small measure of fame after working as the referee for the Snow Bowl game in January 2002 between the Patriots and Raiders and calling the Tuck Rule. (He’s been a fairly regular presence in New England over the years, but hasn’t worked an Oakland game since that night.)

And second, he also worked as the referee for an Oct. 31, 2004 game between the Patriots and Pittsburgh that saw the end of New England’s 21-game winning streak.

This will mark his second New England game of the season — he was also the lead official for the Patriots-Falcons game in September.

For more on Coleman’s work as an official, check out his page at Pro Football Reference. And for the complete list of referee assignments for the week, check out Football Zebras.

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