Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Meet Sarah Thomas: The First Female Official in NFL Playoff History

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Kristopher Love | 14 January, 2019, 02:27

When the Chargers face off against the Patriots on Sunday, it will be a history-making event, according to ABC 13.

According to ABC 13, Thomas made history back in 2015 after becoming the first female to be a full-time official for the NFL.

And in another move for equality, Terri Valentini, the NFL's first female instant replay official, is scheduled to work the Indianapolis Colts-Kansas City Chiefs Divisional matchup on Saturday in Kansas City.

Thomas, who is listed as a sales representative from the University of Mobile in Alabama, will be part of crew for Ron Torbert, a referee she commonly works with.

She also explained to him why she tucks her hair under her hat while she's on the field. "If I have a ponytail, you know, then I separate myself immediately".

Sarah Thomas will make National Football League history after becoming the first woman assigned to officiate a playoff game.

The Los Angeles Chargers take on the New England Patriots at 12:05 p.m.in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on WIBW-TV. "So tucking my hair, I blend in and I'm just another official". "Field presence is what they talk about", she said in an interview with SB Nation.

Last year, she was named as an alternate for the match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles' Rams wild-card playoff game.