Sarah Thomas Comments on 1st Season as an NFL Official

July 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sarah Thomas was the NFL's first full-time female official last season, but she was only able to process and feel the weight of her pioneering occupation in retrospect. 
Thomas spoke to the Associated Press, via TheScore.com, in a report that ran Monday regarding her reflection on the 2015 campaign:
When I first started all this last year, I said I don't feel the pressure of it or anything like that, and I don't feel as if I did during the season. But once I reflected back, I knew that there was a lot of pressure...When I reflected back on it, I thought if something major had happened with being a first, not that I recognize myself as that, but just being a first, that it could have gone one of two ways. So I'm glad that it was a very smooth, under-the-radar, first year.
There was almost no way for Thomas to avoid anonymity under the circumstances, unless she went through the entire season without any controversial calls. She was grateful for avoiding severe backlas...

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