Sarah Thomas will one month from now become the primary lady to administer a Super Bowl, the NFL declared Tuesday. Thomas will fill in as a down adjudicator on official Carl Cheffers’ crew at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.
Thomas joined the NFL in 2015 as its first female on-field official. The group collects its Super Bowl directing team dependent on qualification – at least five years of involvement is required – just as in-season execution. She has worked a sum of four postseason games in six seasons with the group.
In an assertion, NFL chief VP of football tasks Troy Vincent stated: “Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official. Her elite performance and commitment to excellence has earned her the right to officiate the Super Bowl. Congratulations to Sarah on this well-deserved honor.”
Cheffers will be working his subsequent Super Bowl in five seasons, having likewise filled in as group boss for Super Bowl LI. Four different individuals from the group – umpire Fred Bryan, line judge Rusty Baynes, side appointed authority Eugene Hall and back adjudicator Dino Paganelli – have worked at any rate one Super Bowl. Field judge James Coleman will round out the team.