Tunney, Jim

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Tunney, Jim Gender: M
James Joseph Tunney III
born on 3 March 1929 at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°03' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°04 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°16'


American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1990, he was nicknamed the "Dean of NFL Referees". In his 31 years as an NFL official, Tunney received a record 29 post-season assignments, including ten Championship games and Super Bowls VI, XI, and XII and named as an alternate in Super Bowl XVIII. He is still the only referee who has worked consecutive Super Bowls, and likely will be the only one to do so.

Tunney was the first official to be named to the "All-Madden Team" in 1990 and won the "Gold Whistle Award" in 1992 from the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO).

Off the field, Tunney had a long career as an educator and school administrator. In 1993, he founded the Jim Tunney Youth Foundation, which supports community programs and resources that work with youth to develop leadership, work skills, wellness, and self-esteem. He writes a weekly column for the Monterey Herald and is a motivational speaker.

In 2011, he was inducted into the Fairfax High School Hall of Fame (the only administrator so inducted). In 2011, he was also inducted into the California Community Coaches Hall of Fame.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate, born at Benedict Hospital.


  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Motivational)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (American football referee)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Coach)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Referee (American football)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Sports)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure ("Dean of NFL Referees")