Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to referee a Super Bowl next month

Sarah Thomas becomes the first female reigning Super Bowl

Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to run the Super Bowl after being named to the game’s seven-member crew on February 7.

The National Football League announced Tuesday that Thomas will replace the referee in a group headed by Karl Schiffers.

Executive Vice President of Football Operations at NFL Troy Vincent said: “Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first woman in charge of the Super Bowl.

“Her performance and commitment to excellence have earned her the right to manage the Super Bowl. Congratulations to Sarah on the honor she deserves.”

It is the latest milestone in Thomas’ career after the 47-year-old became the first woman to run a major college football and college match before becoming the first official woman in the NFL when she was hired in 2015.

Veteran in 21 NFL seasons, he will manage his second referee in the Super Bowl after he was responsible for New England Patriots’ 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl in 2017.

The two teams will be known in this year’s competition after the Sunday Conference Championship.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Green Bay Packers at NFC and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs will host the Buffalo Bills in the AFC.

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