Sarah Thomas makes NFL history as first woman to officiate in playoffs
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 13/01/19 9:55pm
Sarah Thomas has made NFL history as the first woman to officiate in the postseason.
Thomas worked as a down judge on Ron Torbert's referee crew who oversaw the New England Patriots 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Foxborough.
She reached this milestone having become the NFL's first full-time female official when she was appointed in 2015.
Thomas is now in her fourth season in the role.
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Upon becoming an NFL referee, Thomas told CBS "you never expect it but when it comes, you definitely answer the call but I was just about speechless".
Last year, she was named as an alternate for the match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles' Rams wild-card playoff game.
Thomas had previously officiated at NFL camps and practices.