Sarah Thomas to be 1st woman to officiate NFL playoff game


NEW ORLEANS, LA – AUGUST 30: Line Judge Sarah Thomas in action during the game between the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 30, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

History will be made at Foxboro this weekend.

For the first time ever, a woman will officiate an NFL playoff game.

Sarah Thomas will serve as a down judge when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Divisional Round.

Making history is nothing new for Thomas.

She was also chosen as the first woman to officiate a college football bowl game.

This is her fourth season as an NFL official.

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