NFL History Made When Sarah Thomas Became First Female Official

“I am a female, but I don’t look at myself as just a female, I look at myself as an official.”

Sarah Thomas didn’t is the hot topic now as she’s making herstory.

She’s about to bust tear down a wall in the NFL. Thomas will reportedly be named the NFL‘s first full-time regular-season official. The league hasn’t formally announced her hiring yet, though Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King called the groundbreaking move “a lock.”

“There’s not a single official in the NFL that’s surprised by this,” former director of officials Mike Pereira told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times. “They knew it was coming. I was almost surprised it didn’t happen last year.”

“Gerry,” Haynes said, “I’ve got a high school official down here in Mississippi that you need to take a look at, somebody who’s ready for college football.”

“What’s his name?” Austin recalled asking.

“His name is Sarah.”

Source: Bleacher Report