NFL referee Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl in the upcoming game in February.
In 2019, Thomas became the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game, four years after she became the league’s first full-time female referee.
The 47-year-old will be the Super Bowl 55’s down judge with Carl Cheffers refereeing the game in Tampa, Florida.
“Sarah Thomas has made history again,” said NFL executive vice-president Troy Vincent.
“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.”
The teams to face off in the game will be determined this Sunday after each NFC and AFC conference championships between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Green Bay Packers, and the Buffalo Bills vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.