Jim Tunney American Football Official

Dr. Jim Tunney was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1991. In his 31 years as an NFL official, Jim Tunney received a record 29 post-season assignments, including ten Championship games and Super Bowls VI, XI, and XII and named as an alternate in Super Bowl XVIII. He is still the only referee who has worked consecutive Super Bowls, and likely will be the only one to do so. Nicknamed the "Dean of NFL Referees", Tunney was the first official to be named to the "All-Madden Team" in 1990 and won the "Gold Whistle Award" in 1992 from the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO). He wore uniform number 32 for most of his career, but when the NFL numbered each position separately from 1979 through 1981 rather than assigning one number per official, he wore number 3. Tunney's trademark signal upon a successful field goal, or extra point, featured raising his arms with fists clenched, then opening both fists simultaneously to indicate the attempt as "good". Officials who worked on Tunney's crew for many years included former NFL great Pat Harder at umpire and head linesman Burl Toler, the NFL's first African-American official.


1. Occidental College Colleges/University

Occidental College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1887, Occidental College, or "Oxy" as it is called by students and alumni, is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. The college is noted for its combination of rigorous academic programs, a small yet diverse student body, and the resources of one of the world's major cities. Occidental students have won 10 Rhodes Scholarships, 13 Truman Scholarships, 55 Watson Fellowships and, since 2003, 60 Fulbright Scholarships. The college is among the top 10 percent of liberal arts institutions whose graduates go on to earn Ph.D.s. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Occidental as a community engagement institution, becoming one of a handful of liberal arts colleges to be so designated for its commitment to mutually beneficial collaboration with its surrounding communities.

Type Liberal arts college
2012. 331 mil. $
2011. 343 mil. $
Institution colors
April 20th, 1887
1600 Campus Road, 90041 - Los Angeles, California
2012. 2,177
2010. 2,089
2009. 1,972
2012. 1
2010. 13
Acceptance rate
2012. 39.4 %
2011. 42.0 %
2010. 39.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 47 K $
2013. 46.7 K $
2012. 43.5 K $
2010. 39.9 K $
Official web page www.oxy.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Occidental College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1887., Writer
b. 1972., Actor
b. 1965., Judge
b. 1960., TV Host
b. 1914., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1969., Writer
b. 1947., Writer
b. 1958., Journalist

Guest TV appearances

Super Bowl

External resources

Super Bowl is a sport TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 January 15th, 1978
S00-E01 January 9th, 1977
S00-E01 January 16th, 1972


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