NFL: Sarah Thomas to be first woman to officiate in a Super Bowl

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by A.P.

NFL referee Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to officiate in a Super Bowl in the 55th edition on 7 February.

In 2019, Thomas became the first woman to officiate an NFL play-off game, four years after she became the league’s first full-time female official.

The 47-year-old will be the Super Bowl’s down judge with Carl Cheffers refereeing the game in Tampa, Florida.

“Sarah Thomas has made history again,” said NFL executive vice-president Troy Vincent.

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