DAVID M. PARRY  (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 24, 1999 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth:  April 14, 1935 in Lowell, IN

High School Attended:  Chesterton, IN          Graduated:  1953

High School Honors:  Was All-Star on baseball, basketball, and track teams; MVP senior year.

College Attended:  Wabash College             Graduated:  1957

College Honors:  Captain of the baseball team; honors graduate.

Professional Officiating Career:  15 years as an official in the NFL; special assignments included 14 play-off games and 4 championships; he officiated the famous “freeze” game in 1982 involving San Diego and Cincinnati which was played with a wind chill of -69 degrees; worked the 1988 play-off "FOG" game between Bears and Eagles, and the 1983 Super Bowl XVII between the Redskins and Dolphins; basketball referee serving Big Ten and Mid American Conference for 20 years, working the NCAA tourney each year.

Special Recognition:  Coordinator of football officials for Big Ten Conference 1990-2009; National Coordinator for CCA football officiating 1996-2010; member of Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame; received the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Outstanding Football Official Award for contributions to the sport of college football.

Mr. Parry passed away May 16, 2011.

(Updated May 2011)