Sarah Thomas Will Be First Woman to Referee NFL Playoff Game

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Published on January 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

Sarah Thomas Will Be First Woman to Referee NFL Playoff Game

Sarah Thomas Will Be First Woman to Referee NFL Playoff Game Sunday's match between the Patriots and Chargers is already one for the record books.

Despite who wins, Thomas will take her place in history when she takes the field as a down judge for the playoff game.

Thomas, who is currently officiating her fourth season in the NFL, is no stranger to pushing barriers.

She was also the first female to officiate a top-tier college football game in 2007, the first woman to officiate in a Big Ten Stadium in 2011 and the first woman to be hired as a full-time official of the NFL in 2015.

The Patriots-Chargers match up kicks off Sun, Jan.

13 at 1:05 p.m.

ET.

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