NFL names first female official

April 8, 2015 2:16 PM

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NFL names first female official

The National Football League is hiring its first full-time female official.

A Mississippi native, Thomas was the first woman to officiate a college football bowl game and had previously officiated at NFL camps and practices. She was one of two women in the NFL's advanced developmental program for referees, which has 21 officials poised to be tapped by the league. Maia Chaka...

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