Sarah Thomas is making history.
The fifth-year referee has been named to the officiating crew for Super Bowl 2021, making her the first woman to officiate football’s grandest stage.
Thomas will be a down judge for the game, which is slated for Feb. 7.
“Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official,” NFL EVP of football operations Troy Vincent told NFL.com. “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.”
The other members of the crew are referee Carl Cheffers. umpire Fred Bryan, line judge Rusty Baynes, field judge James Coleman, side judge Eugene Hall, back judge Dino Paganelli and replay official Mike Wimmer.
The game will be contested between either the Packers or Buccaneers from the NFC, and the Chiefs or Bills from the AFC with both conference championships scheduled for Sunday.