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NFL Hires First-Ever Full-Time Female Official

The NFL has hired their first full-time female official... groundbreaking! 

Sarah Thomas has reportedly been hired to work regular season games for the league. 

"The thing is, I've never set out to be the first, and that hasn't changed," said Thomas. "I do this because I love it." (via: ESPN)

Thomas is a 42-year-old mother with three children who first started officiating football games in 1996. 

The NFL would not confirm Thomas's hiring earlier today and said in a statement:

"The 2015 roster of officials has not yet been finalized. When it is, the new officials for 2015 and the entire roster will be announced."

Thomas will be among eight new hires made for the 2015 season, according to the LA Times

Well, it's about time! It doesn't matter if the ref is a male or female, as long as they know what they're doing and make the right calls.

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