Sarah Thomas to be 1st woman to officiate NFL playoff game


OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Line Judge Sarah Thomas watches pregame activites between the Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 20, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(CNN) — History will be made at Foxboro this weekend.

For the first time ever, a woman will officiate an NFL playoff game.

Sarah Thomas will serve as a down judge when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Divisional Round.

Making history is nothing new for Thomas.

She was also chosen as the first woman to officiate a college football bowl game.

This is her fourth season as an NFL official.

Remember – the game’s on 12! Be sure to join New England Nation for pregame coverage at 11:30 a.m. on WPRI 12, and stay with us for the postgame wrap right after the game.

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