When Sarah Thomas takes to the sphere as a down choose in the course of the AFC divisional spherical recreation between the Los Angeles Chargers and the New England Patriots, she might be making historical past as the primary girl to officiate in an NFL playoff recreation.
According to NBC Sports, Thomas has been an NFL official since 2015 and is at present in her fourth season within the league. She began out as a line choose and is now a down choose. Thomas isn't any stranger to creating historical past. When she entered the league, she was the primary full-time feminine
Thomas has been a soccer official for a decade now, the place she began calling highschool soccer video games, based on Complex. Her eventual climbing of the ranks actually began although again in 2009 when she began collaborating in faculty video games.
In an interview with the NFL Network, Thomas mentioned "I set out to do that and become involved in officiating not having any thought that there have been not any females officiating soccer. Being a former basketball participant, you noticed feminine officiating on a regular basis. So, no, I don’t really feel like a pioneer."
The Patriots and Chargers play on Sunday, January 13th at 1:05 P.M. EST.