Girl Power! First Woman to Referee the Super Bowl!
Barriers continue to crumble that have kept women out of the boardroom, limited in political reach and off the field. Last month Sarah Fuller was the first woman to play in a major college conference football game. She went on to be the first woman to score in a in a major conference game kicking an extra point for Vanderbilt to tie a game against Tennessee. Today Kamala Harris took the oath to the office of Vice President of the United States. Yesterday the NFL announced that referee Sarah Thomas will be the first female to officiate a Super Bowl game.
Thomas has worked up the ranks from college to the pros becoming the first woman hired to ref in the NFL before the start of the 2015 season. Sarah is 47 from Pascagoula Mississippi. She started wearing the strips in 1999 working varsity high school games.
Sarah will be on the field serving as the down-judge for Super Bowl LV in Tampa on February 7th. The NFL’s VP of Operations Troy Vincent said: “"Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official. Her elite performance and commitment to excellence has earned her the right to officiate the Super Bowl. Congratulations to Sarah on this well-deserved honor."
This weekend will determine who will be heading to Tampa to play for one of sports biggest prize...the Lombardi trophy. Tom Brady and the Bucs are in Green Bay to take on the Packers Sunday at 3:05. The 2nd game features the Bills and the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. The kickoff in Kansas City is at 6:40.
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