Sarah Thomas is first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game

Sarah Thomas

The first woman to work an NFL playoff game as an on-field official was the down judge in Sunday’s divisional-round game between the Chargers and Patriots. That’s a first, according to the league’s Twitter account. Thomas was hired in 2015 and was the league’s first female full-time official. Terri Valenti was the replay official in Saturday’s playoff game between the Colts and Chiefs, also a first. Washington radio station WTOP reported that Thomas began officiating in 1996 for the Gulf Coast Football Officials Association and worked her first high school game in 1999. She also previously officiated at [READ MORE HERE]

Source: SF Gate Sports

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