NFL nominates first female referee for Super Bowl

This year’s NFL Super Bowl feature a referee for the first time, as Sarah Thomas joins referee Carl Cheffers, the league announced on Tuesday.

“Sarah Thomas made history again as the first female Super Bowl official,” NFL EVP of football operations Troy Vincent said in a statement.







“Her elite performance and commitment to excellence earned her the to officiate the Super Bowl. Congratulations to Sarah on this well-deserved honour.”

Thomas is at the end of her sixth season in the league and be of seven officials for the championship game on Feb. 7 in Tampa Bay.







On Sunday it be determined which two teams face off.

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the U.S. and always been played first Sunday in February.(dpa/)