First female NFL referee a Mississippi native

First female NFL referee a Mississippi native

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Calls of touchdowns, field goals and penalties in the NFL will soon have a woman's touch.

The Baltimore Sun reports the league has hired Sarah Thomas, a native of Brandon, Mississippi.

Thomas will become the first female referee in the league.

Thomas has also officiated at a training camp of the Indianapolis Colts.

The Baltimore Sun reports Thomas will work regular season games for the NFL.