Mike Pereira

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Former NFL VP of Officiating

Mike Pereira was the NFL's Vice President of Officiating from 2004-09, having spent the five seasons previous to that as the league's Director of Officiating. He also served as an NFL game official when he acted as a side judge for two seasons (1997-98). Follow him on Twitter.


LATEST FROM Mike Pereira

  • Mike Pereira analyzes the big calls
    September 28, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT
    Mike Pereira is analyzing the big calls in Week 5. At Boston College, it appears one Seminole got away with an easy targeting call. Will the ACC review the hit?
  • Pereira breaks down Week 3 calls
    September 22, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT
    Cincinnati scored a critical win over Green Bay with a fumble returned for a touchdown, but did the refs get the call right?
  • Mike Pereira analyzes the big calls
    September 21, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT
    Utah State came up with a creative and smart play that fooled USC's defense. Unfortunately, it also fooled the officials due to a simple lack of concentration.
  • Pereira breaks down Week 2 NFL calls
    September 15, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT
    Buccaneers fans set Twitter on fire after the pair of plays, but our rules expert is here to clear up any questions.
  • Mike Pereira analyzes the key calls
    September 15, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT
    Our expert says the Badgers' anger is justified because they were entitled to attempt a game-winning field goal vs. Arizona State.
  • Mike Pereira analyzes the key calls
    September 14, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT
    Another Saturday in college football, another issue with the targeting rule. This time, Mike says, we need to review not just the ejection but the penalty call itself.
  • Pereira breaks down Week 1 NFL calls
    September 08, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT
    They got the calls right on an out-of-bounds scuffle in Green Bay's red zone, but their enforcement of the penalties may have given the 49ers four extra points.
  • Pereira breaks down Week 1 NFL calls
    September 08, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT
    Our resident NFL rules expert says an oversight could have made a big difference in this week's marquee matchup.
  • Mike Pereira analyzes the key calls
    September 07, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT
    Here we are in Week 2 of the college football season, and we're faced with more targeting-rule controversy. Mike Pereira says the penalty must change.
  • Mike Pereira breaks down the big calls
    August 31, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT
    Did Texas A&M's Deshazor Everett deserve to get tossed for this hit? It's up for debate, and the new targeting rule could pose a real dilemma for college football.
  • Refs come through with tough non-call
    February 03, 2013, 11:57 PM EST
    Refs did right thing by not throwing flag on decisive play.
  • Whispers about ref stink like fish
    January 30, 2013, 11:44 AM EST
    Whisper campaign against XLVII ref speaks volumes about those behind it.
  • Want to change an NFL rule?
    January 30, 2013, 9:01 AM EST
    Got a suggestion for an NFL rule change? See how you can make your opinion count.
  • Pereira makes rounds at Super Bowl Media Day
    January 29, 2013, 11:10 PM EST
    Mike Pereira show that he's much more than a referee guru during his Media Day blitz.
  • Officials nail it in NFC title game
    January 20, 2013, 11:14 PM EST
    Georgia Dome was jet-engine loud, but the referee haters have nothing to say now.
  • Officials get it right at crucial times
    January 13, 2013, 6:41 PM EST
    Final play in first half could've turned the Seahawks' fate.