Pascagoula native and University of Mobile graduate Sarah Thomas will again accomplish a first for a female NFL official.
Thomas will become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game when the New England Patriots play host to the San Diego Chargers at 12:05 p.m. Sunday in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The game will be televised by CBS.
Thomas, who works as a down judge, became the first full-time female official in NFL history in 2015.
Before entering the NFL, Thomas also worked on the college level in Conference USA and became the first female to work a bowl game.” (SunHerald)