The Super Bowl was filled with memorable moments this year, from The Weeknd's show-stopping performance to Amanda Gorman's tribute to frontline workers. However, there's one noteworthy change that deserves just as much attention—and it's the fact that a woman officiated the game for the first time ever.
Meet Sarah Thomas, the NFL football official who has already made history multiple times in the span of her career. Not only is she now the first woman to referee a Super Bowl game, but in 2015, she also became the first full-time female official in NFL history. Additionally, Thomas is the first woman to officiate a major college football game and the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium.