NFL line judge Sarah Thomas will make history on Super Bowl Sunday. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL announced the officiating crew for Super Bowl LV on Tuesday, and for the first time ever it includes a woman.

It has been nearly six years since Sarah Thomas was hired as the first full-time woman NFL official. She will now become the first woman official in Super Bowl history.

The Super Bowl will feature a lot of firsts this year with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but that’s a tremendous positive for the league. Thomas has earned a great deal of respect around the league since she was hired full-time in 2015. Her inclusion in the Super Bowl officiating crew is further confirmation of that.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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