Entertainment Sports Sarah Thomas Becomes First Woman to Officiate Super Bowl This is her third time making NFL history By Katie Campione Katie Campione Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Updated on February 7, 2021 06:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP/Shutterstock Sarah Thomas is not stranger to history-making. She's already done it twice — as the first permanent female NFL official in 2015 and the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game in 2019. 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. Peter Joneleit/AP/Shutterstock NFL's First Female Ref: I'm Here to Make Calls, Not Make History "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." RELATED VIDEO: NFL Star Alex Smith's Leg Brace Transformed into a Lombardi-Style 'Trophy of Triumph' Washington-Browns Game Makes NFL History with Female Coaches on Both Teams and Female Referee 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.