Wonder Women of the Week: Sarah Thomas

Name: Sarah Thomas

Life: 1973 - Present

Occupation: NFL Official 

Super Power: Trailblazer

On April 8, 2015 the National Football League made the groundbreaking announcement that Sarah Thomas will become the first full-time female official in NFL history. A trailblazer in the field, Sarah has been making her mark in officiating for the past 19 years. As the first woman to officiate a major college football game, bowl game, and the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium, she is no stranger to breaking down gender barriers.

.When asked how she felt about her newfound celebrity, Thomas rightfully responded, “I am a female, but I don’t look at myself as just a female. I look at myself as an official”.