Sarah Thomas will cap her sixth NFL season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history.
NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent Sr. said the following regarding Thomas’ Super Bowl assignment: “Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official. Her elite performance and commitment to excellence have earned her the right to officiate the Super Bowl. Congratulations to Sarah on this well-deserved honor.”
Thomas has only worked for the NFL as an official for only six years. Thomas has four games of playoff experience to her name and became the first woman to officiate a playoff game during the 2018 season when she was part of the crew that called the New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers AFC Divisional Round game.
Before making the move to the NFL, Thomas officiated college football in Conference USA and spent time officiating in the United Football League in 2010. To say Thomas is more than qualify for the Super Bowl
Super Bowl LV will be contested Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.