Transcript for 1st woman set to officiate an NFL playoff game
On out of a trailblazing rest making history again yes Sarah Thomas the first woman ever to refereed for the NFL. Set to break barriers again today as she becomes the first woman ever to officiate an NFL playoff game. Stops as the New England Patriots and Los Angeles chargers get ready fits here up the gridiron. Is there will be a woman on the field it's Everett Thomas at some art yet another milestone. Eight. I don't. Now in her fourth season with the NFL Thomas is no stranger to breaking barriers. In 2009 she became the first woman to officiate a major collegiate ball game. Thomas is the only female ref for re in the NFL of all major professional sports there have been five in NBA history just wine in the NHL. And nine in Major League Baseball. I think it's also instructive for the other leagues that are are lagging behind. That it's time you you can have women referee you can have women umpires. Thomas sharing with our Robin Roberts about the hard work she would lead to scores were six that was what does it take to be an official in NFL. Extreme focus. Being very driven and dedicated to your job and training. The Mississippi native and mother of three is an inspiration and says she always looks to be the best she can be. Don't go out to try to prey somebody wrong. Don't do things where figure female or male. Black Hawaii just do it because you believe in yourself and you know you're there to do the job. Very very coolest there'll be a gallon judge part of the officiating crew led by referee Ron at corporate at the gain today a look. Gratitude and I think you're gonna get in there mix it up on those boys are jarring at each other you know it's not gotta put those men and their place finish is no rookie yeah. If you that you talk about issues like they treat me as any other official records and official good my job action is she makes a bad commonly uttered just.
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