Greg Steed
Greg Steed (Courtesy of Howard University)

Howard University’s Greg Steed has been named one of the five African-American officials for Sunday’s Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Steed, who graduated from The Hilltop in 1993 and was a member of the Bison football team, will be working his fourth Super Bowl. He enters his 17th season as a National Football League (NFL) official where he will be part of history as five of the seven-man crew are African American, including fellow HBCU alum Boris Cheek of Morgan State.

He began his career doing high school football in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and quickly moved up the ranks doing college games, including the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, the Atlantic 10 and the Big East. His next step was professional football where he honed his skills with the Arena Football League, the XFL and NFL Europe before graduating to the NFL in 2003.

Steed has worked several Divisional and Wild Card playoff games as well as two Conference championships during his productive career. He was rewarded for his work by being assigned to Super Bowl XLII (42) as an alternate, SB XLIV (44) as an on-field official and this year’s event as the on-field back judge.

Sunday’s Super Bowl will air on Fox, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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