Don Carey (born 1947) is an official in the National Football League, who wears uniform number 126. He entered the NFL’s officiating staff in 1995 as a field judge until 1998, where he became a back judge due to the NFL swapping position titles that season, and has been at that position ever since. He officiated one Super Bowl game, which was Super Bowl XXXVII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
He was a referee for the 2009 season, but has moved to Back Judge for 2010 with the promotion of Clete Blakeman to referee.
He is the older brother of referee Mike Carey, who made Super Bowl history as the game’s first African American referee; it happened during Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Outside of his NFL officiating duties, Don Carey is a contract manager.