This is her third time making NFL history

By Katie Campione
Updated February 07, 2021 06:20 PM
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Sarah Thomas is not stranger to history-making.

Now, she'll do it for a third time as the first woman to officiate at the Super Bowl.

On Feb. 7, she will be the down judge in the crew of eight officials for the Super Bowl LV, the league announced Tuesday.

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"Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official," NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Troy Vincent, Sr., said in a statement.

"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."

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Thomas will call the game along with seven other top officials in professional football: Carl Cheffers, Fred Bryan, Rusty Baynes, James Coleman, Eugene Hall, Dino Paganelli and Mike Wimmer.

Collectively, the Super Bowl LV on-field officiating crew has 88 years of NFL officiating experience and 77 combined playoff game assignments, including past Super Bowls, according to the NFL.