Didn’t find this out until this disastrous Texans home opening game was nearly over, but some NFL history was made in Houston today.
The NFL officiating crew working today’s Chiefs-Texans game at NRG Stadium included Sarah Thomas, the first woman hired as a full time referee by the NFL
This was her first regular season game a a rookie NFL official, and Thomas was the line judge in this Chiefs-Texans game. The line judge is responsible for spotting the offsides calls on the line of scrimmage.
She was better than three of her male counterparts who missed two pass interference calls Kansas City committed against the Texans along with another end zone downing call that nearly went against the Texans but they sorted it out.
You’re doing a good job as an official when the commentators DON’T call your name, and she’s also downplaying her trailblazing role as the NFL’s first female full time official
Considering her journey to get to the NFL and the trailblazing things she accomplished as a collegiate official, won’t be shocked if Thomas is making history as part of a Super Bowl officiating crew.