Summerfield resident officiated three Super Bowl games

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SUMMERFIELD, N.C. -- Every NFL player, coach and even referee dreams of getting a Super Bowl ring.

Summerfield resident Gerald Austin has three rings.

From 1982 to 2007, Austin lived the dream on NFL Sunday afternoons.

He was one of the most respected referees in the game and was on the field for Super Bowls XXIV, XXXI and XXXV.