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NFL's first fulltime female official prefers to avoid spotlight

...will allow her to make mistakes and not treat her with a different standard than anyone else."Thomas, who will be a line judge in 2015, is already the first female official in major college football, and the first to work a bowl game.She's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-07-17/nfls-first-fulltime-female-of
Overtime

...joining the NFL's crews this season.NFL officiating director Dean Blandino said Friday that Thomas will work as a line judge with veteran referee Pete Morelli.Thomas already had been announced as the first woman hired by the league as a full-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-05/overtime
NFL hires first fulltime female official

...sport's pinnacle.Thomas will be a line judge for the 2015 season, the league...in any capacity. She also was a line judge.Thomas played softball and basketball...by Conference USA, working as a line judge and head linesman.She said she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-08/nfl-hires-first-fulltime-fema
Buffalo's Sammy Watkins had off-season surgery

...Friday that Thomas would be among eight new officials for the 2015 season.Thomas has officiated NFL preseason games as a line judge while in the league's training program.REDSKINS: Acquired two-time Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson from Tampa Bay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-03/buffalos-sammy-watkins-had-se
Rants & Raves

...They aren't bullies; it was just a little misunderstanding. All she did was threaten to jam a tennis ball down a line judge's throat. RANT TO THE homeowners who let their pets run wild and free over the neighborhood. And leave the animal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-05/rants-raves
NFL hires former ACC referee to man the same position

...Hochuli, and field judge Brad Freeman, the son of back judge Steve Freeman, a former player with Buffalo.Two women, line judge Sarah Thomas and head linesperson Maia Chaka, will work minicamps and preseason games this year.They are in the officiating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-26/nfl-hires-former-acc-referee-
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to become Vikings head coach

...the third time.The rest of his seven-man crew on Feb. 2 will be umpire Carl Paganelli, head linesman Jim Mello, line judge Tom Symonette, field judge Scott Steenson, side judge Dave Wyant and back judge Steve Freeman. PRO BOWL: Green Bay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-15/bengals-defensive-coordinator
BCS leaves behind plenty of championship memories to savor

...championship in a row and an overtime victory against Ohio State in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl ? and then the flag flew. Line judge Terry Porter called pass interference on Hurricanes defensive back Glenn Sharpe on a fourth-down throw from Craig...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-01-06/bcs-leaves-behind-plenty-
Fight Hunger Bowl will be first FBS game with 2 female officials

...and Washington on Dec. 27 in San Francisco will be called by a crew from Conference USA that includes Sarah Thomas as line judge and Maia Chaka as head linesman.NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding says it is the first time two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-12-18/fight-hunger-bowl-will-be
Four female officials to work SIAC game

...selected crew are all outstanding officials, and not just females."Yvonda Lewis will be the head linesman and work with line judge Tangela Mitchell, field judge Sabrina Brunson and back judge Krystle Apellaniz.All four, who will work with former...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-10-23/four-female-officials-wor