Mike Pereira Biography
Mike Pereira is a previous American football official and prior Vice President of Officiating for the National Football League (NFL) who serves as the Head of Officiating for the United States Football League. Since 2010, he has worked for Fox Sports as a rules analyst. Through his work as a rule analyst, he gained the moniker “Mikey Rule Books.”
Mike Pereira Age
Pereira was born on April 13, 1950, in Stockton, California, United States. He is 72 years old as of 2022.
Mike Pereira Height
Pereira stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Mike Pereira Parents and Siblings
Of Portuguese ancestry, Pereira was born to Al and Lydia Pereira. They raised him in Stockton, California alongside his older sister Linda. His father, Als served as a head linesman with the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. Pereira credits his father for teaching him football games. From 1970 to 1972, Pereira served Santa Clara University as a baseball player. Alongside his parents, he opened golf equipment and an athletic shoe store in his 30s. His parents had divorced at the time.
Heavily, he is involved with Battlefields to Ballfields, a charitable organization devoted to retiring or returning veterans that desire to serve as sports referees. Gail’s father, Roy Snyder served in WWll and spent 16 months in Stalag 17. Unfortunately, he passed away in June 2022 at the age of 101. Pereira seemed to have a close relationship as he often posted him on his Instagram account. After his passing, Pereira posted“…RIP my friend, my hero. You will be missed by many..” In 1975, Pereira was diagnosed with testicular cancer and colon cancer in 2007 thus making him a two-time cancer survivor.
Mike Pereira Wife
Pereira tied the knot with his wife, Gail after having a friendship since 1988. The pair met through his sister, Linda who had been friends with Gail since their college days at the University of California, Davis. He pooped the big question in 1996 following his initial preseason game as an NFL official. They reside in Sacramento
Mike Pereira Net Worth
Pereira has an approximate net worth of $ 15 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist and a football official.
Mike Pereira Salary
Pereira receives an annual salary spanning $ 4,00,000 which he receives through his career as a rule analyst.
Mike Pereira Education
Pereira finished his high school education and attended Santa Clara University. During his stint there, he completed his studies in 1972 and became its graduate thus attaining his Bachelor Of Arts degree in Finance.
Mike Pereira FOX Sports / FOX NFL
Pereira serves FOX NFL alongside play-by-play announcer, Kevin Burkhardt, analyst, Greg Olsen, and veteran reporters, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi on AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK on FOX. He joined FOX Sports in 2010 and has served the station for more than a decade. When he joined the station, he initially served as a multi-platform NFL and college football rules analyst. Also, he serves the FOX NFL SUNDAY pregame program as a regular contributor. Aside from that, he contributes to selected FOX College Football game coverage.
Previously, he served as Vice President of NFL Officiating retiring in 2009 after serving the league for 14 years. For FOX, he serves during NFL and college football game broadcasts to give viewers his exceptional judgment into any plays, calls, or situation that warrants a rules interpretation or justification. Additionally, he uses his background with the NFL to share with viewers the process of generating and reviewing officials’ calls on the field.
Furthermore, he monitors NFL and college football games on weekends from his control room at the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles. The control room gives him visual access to all games played concurrently. Else, he interacts with on-air studio personalities during halftime, pregame, or postgame beats and communicates with game crews at stadiums nationwide, either off- or on-camera. To boot, he serves as a regular guest on FOX Sports Radio’s national lineup. On FOX Sports’ Facebook page, he contributes videos reviewing calls ensuing football weekends for FOX Sports Digital, particularly on LAST CALL WITH MIKE PEREIRA AND DEAN BLANDINO.
Since 1982, he’s been involved in football when he served as an NCAA Division I official. For 14 years, he officiated college football starting with nine years in the Big West Conference (1982 to 1991) and five years in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) (1992 to 1996). During his stint there, he officiated eight postseason Bowl Games. For example, the Aloha Bowl and Cotton Bowl (twice each), Gator Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Holiday Bowl, and Freedom Bowl. In 1996, he served NFL as a sideline judge meanwhile serving as a supervisor of officials for the WAC.
Two years later, he earned a promotion to NFL Supervisor of Officiating in 1998. In 2001, he served as the Director of Officiating for the NFL before his promotion to Vice President of NFL Officiating in 2004. Pereira debuted “BATTLEFIELDS TO BALLFIELDS,” a foundation that grants scholarships to veterans of the United States Armed Forces in February 2017. The foundation’s aim is to give veterans a chance to integrate back into their community through officiating.
Mike Pereira Super Bowl LVII(2023)
On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Pereira will serve Super Bowl LVII as the rule analyst for Super Bowl LVII where the kickoff time is 4:30 p.m. MST (UTC-7) at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Further, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi will serve as the sideline reporters. This will serve as the initial time Super Bowl assignment for Fox’s broadcast team of Greg Olsen and Kevin Burkhardt after Joe Buck and Troy Aikman departed for ABC/ESPN and Monday Night Football. Additionally, it serves as the final game to be covered under the current NFL television contract.
Mike Pereira Books
Alongside Rick Jaffe, Pereira has authored a book dubbed After Further Review: My Life Including the Infamous, Controversial, and Unforgettable Calls That Changed the NFL. The book can be found on Amazon and was published in September 2006.
Mike Pereira Licking Lips/GIF/Tongue
During the Bucs-Seahawks game in Munich, Pereira licked his lips unaware of the camera on him. The video gained fame and was made into a GIF and a meme.
Mike Pereira Twitter
Pereira is active on his Twitter account with a following that surpasses 278.9K.