For the first time in its history, the NFL will have a woman overseeing games as a ref.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Sarah Thomas will start officiating this year.
Hearing the NFL has hired its first female official, Sarah Thomas, a ground-breaking move. Mississippi native was a finalist previously
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 3, 2015
Thomas started working for Conference USA in 2007 and became the first woman to officiate a bowl game in 2009.
She then joined the NFL’s officiating Deployment Program, worked some New Orleans Saints’ training camps, and also officiated a NFL preseason game last August.
The NFL is set to hire it's first female official, Sarah Thomas. (via Baltimore Sun) pic.twitter.com/w5SuZ5QsFU
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 3, 2015