Sarah Thomas to become first woman to officiate NFL playoff game
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This weekend, Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to ever officiate an NFL playoff game.

Thomas will be joining referee Ron Torbert's team as a down judge for the AFC divisional playoff game on between the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots on Sunday.


Thomas, 46, who made history in 2015 when she became the NFL's first full-time female official, is currently in her fourth year in the position, according to NBC Sports Boston.

Thomas described being “speechless” when she was first offered the NFL gig in April 2015 in an interview shortly after.

"I've just been doing this truly because I love it,” Thomas said at the time, according to CNN. “The guys don't think of me as a female, they see me as just another official."

Thomas also made history in 2007 when she became the first female official to ever work a major college football game and the first female to officiate a football game in a Big Ten stadium in 2011.