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Sarah Thomas Will Be The First Woman To Officiate At The Super Bowl

Sarah Thomas Will Be The First Woman To Officiate At The Super Bowl

For Super Bowl LV, the NFL has announced that the game will be officiated by Sarah Thomas, the first woman ever appointed into the prestigious crew.

While fans are awaiting the results of this Sunday to discover which teams will be facing off in the Super Bowl LV, the officiating crew has been announced with referee Sarah Thomas making history.

The Final Four

Fighting for the AFC Championship are the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be competing for the NFC Championship.

We will know by Sunday and who will be competing against one another in the NFL Super Bowl LV.

Officiating Crew

While fans anxiously await, the NFL has announced the officiating crew for the Super Bowl LV. Carl Cheffers, referee of Super Bowl LI in 2017 will be accompanied by a team of seven distinguished game officials.

Troy Vincent, NFL EVP of football operations, states,

"Their body of work over the course of a 17-game season has earned them the honor of officiating the biggest game on the world's biggest stage. They are the best of the best."

Sarah Thomas Makes History

Along with the announcement of the game officials, came the announcement that Sarah Thomas would be among Cheffer's crew and become the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl game.

Troy Vincent speaks of Thomas saying,

"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."

Super Bowl Halftime

If you're not watching the Super Bowl for the actual game, chances are you're geeking over the commercials or the iconic Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. It was announced that The Weeknd will be the headliner for the show this year and he may possibly invite some special guests.

Super Bowl LV will be on February 7, 2021 on CBS.

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