His first Super Bowl will also be the last for an Albemarle County man who served as the side judge for Sunday's big game.
Dave Wyant wore his number 16 jersey for the final time in the Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.
Wyant decided to retire from calling plays after 23 seasons in the NFL but he didn't announce it to his officiating crew until the end of Sunday's game.
“I know it's going to be tough. It's like when I quit playing sports. That first time when they kick off next fall, it will be a little tough at that time. But life goes on. I've always looked at my life as chapters,” Wyant said.
Wyant wears his Super Bowl side judge watch and is waiting for the big Super Bowl ring to arrive in a few months.
The White Hall native says he's in talks to find another opportunity to stay with the NFL, just not on the field.
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