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SportsSarah Thomas to make history as first woman to officiate NFL playoff game

02:05  13 january  2019
02:05  13 january  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Down judge Sarah Thomas will make history on Sunday when she becomes the first woman to officiate an NFL postseason game , according to Football Zebras. Thomas will be part of Ron Torbert's crew officiating the matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots

Sarah Thomas (nee Bailey; born 1973) is an American football official, and is currently an official for the National Football League ( NFL ). Thomas was the first woman to officiate a major college football

Sarah Thomas to make history as first woman to officiate NFL playoff game© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Sarah Thomas is the first woman hired by the NFL as a full-time referee.

Sarah Thomas is making history again.

Thomas became the first full-time female referee in NFL history back in 2015, and on Sunday, she'll become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game when the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The trailblazer spoke to CBS News' Jeff Glor back in 2015 about learning she'd become an NFL referee.

"You never expect it but when it comes, you definitely answer the call but I was just about speechless," Thomas said.

She also explained to him why she tucks her hair under her hat while she's on the field.

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Sarah Thomas , an American football official, has seen a litany of football firsts . She was the first woman to referee a major college football game , the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium and the first to officiate a bowl game .

(KTVU) - NFL official Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to work an NFL playoff game on Sunday for the Patriots-Chargers matchup in Foxborough She just keeps making history . Thomas , who’s in her fourth year as an NFL official, was the first woman to officiate a major college game

"To truly blend in," Thomas said. "If I have a ponytail, you know, then I separate myself immediately. So tucking my hair, I blend in and I'm just another official."

Long before she suited up in stripes, Thomas was a college basketball standout and recalled her own brushes with the refs. "Maybe at times when they made a controversial call that I didn't think was right, I voiced my opinion but I think they would get just as aggravated with me at times, too," Thomas said. "When I started in football officiating, I had no idea the pride and the amount of time that they put into trying to get the game right." Sunday will mark the third playoff showdown between Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his Chargers' counterpart Philip Rivers. The two players will also be making their own history on Sunday as the oldest starting quarterbacks in a playoff game ever, with a combined 78 years between them.

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