Sarah Thomas to become first woman to officiate NFL playoff game

- NFL official Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to work an NFL playoff game on Sunday for the Patriots-Chargers matchup in Foxborough, according to Football Zebras.

She just keeps making history.

Thomas, who’s in her fourth year as an NFL official, was the first woman to officiate a major college game and then became the first full-time female official in America's most popular sport. 

Saturday she'll be the down judge for the divisional playoff game as part of referee Ron Torbert's crew. 

Thomas was an alternate in the NFC wild card game between the Falcons and the Rams last season. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. KTVU reported this story from Oakland. 
 

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