Mother of Three May Become the First Female Referee in the NFL

Sarah Thomas may be groundbreaker making calls on the field for professional football.
1:32 | 04/04/15

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Now to the NFL, making headlines about a possible groundbreaking move. Hiring the first female official. And Ryan smith, on the mom that could be about to call the shots on the field. Reporter: Sarah Thomas may be stepping onto the field this season as the NFL's first full time female official, according to the "Baltimore sun." When someone hears I'm a football official, they just go, "You, really? Reporter: And while the league isn't confirming Thomas' hiring just yet, the mother of three would be joining one of the most exclusive fraternities in sports. I can't change the fact I'm a female. I'm just here to officiate the game. Reporter: That's rare in professional sports and can come with scrutiny from fans, and even some players. Just weeks ago, NBA referee Lauren Holtkamp faced criticism from NBA star Chris Paul after a tough call on the court. Another technical is called. No way that was a technical. If that's the case, then this might not be for her. Reporter: The league reviewed that call and sided with Holtkamp. Nothing has stopped her from going after her dream. As far as wearing those stripes, it's a huge honor and I take great pride in it every time I'm given the opportunity to put it on. Reporter: If she joins the referee ranks, it wouldn't be her first "First."

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