Sarah Thomas is the first full-time female official in the history of the NFL, and here is everything you need to know about the 48-year old, including her net worth, salary, family and endorsements
Sarah Thomas Facts
|Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States
|University of Mobile
|Net worth (2021)
|Date of birth
|September 21, 1973
|American Football Official
|First full-time Female Official in NFL History
|Three children – Bridley, Brady and Bailey
Sarah Thomas has been a part of the NFL for more than 6 years. She has officiated in Super Bowl game already – the first and only woman in NFL history to do so.
Sarah Thomas Net Worth and Salary
Sarah Thomas has a net worth of approximately $500,000, thanks to her officiating career and her previous job as a pharmaceutical representative.
Her salary is estimated to be around $205,000.
Sarah Thomas Career
Sarah Thomas was exceptional in Basketball during her time at the University of Mobile. At the age of 23, Thomas began her officiating career.
However, she didn’t get a major breakthrough and began working as a pharmaceutical representative.
Gerry Austin, Conference USA’s coordinator of officials, was impressed by Thomas’ skills. A year later, Thomas officiated a major college football game, becoming the first woman to do so. The match was between the University of Memphis and Jacksonville State.
In 2009, she became the first woman to officiate a bowl game – Little Caesars Pizza Bowl featuring Marshall University and University of Ohio.
Two years later, on the 12th of November, she became the first woman to officiate in a Big Ten Stadium.
It was in 2013 that Thomas was in contention to become a full-time NFL referee, amongst 21 finalists.
On the 8th of April, 2015, it was history in the making, after the NFL announced that she would become the first permanent female official in the history of the NFL.
5 months later, on the 13th of September, Thomas officiated in her first game, a regular-season clash between the Hoston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs at the NRG Stadium.
During a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, Thomas suffered a broken left wrist due to a collision with the players. After being checked for concussion, she came back to officiate the game with a broken wrist.
She was moved to a down judge in 2017.
On the 13th of January, 2019, Thomas became the first woman to have earned an assignment for a playoff game.
In February 2021, Thomas became the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl.
Sarah Thomas Family, Personal Life and Endorsements
Sarah Thomas was born on the 21st of September, 1973 in Pascagoula, Mississippi to parents Spencer Bailey and Donna Bailey. She has two siblings Lea and Scott.
She is married to Brian Thomas since 2000.
The couple have three children – two sons named Bridley and Brady, and a daughter named Bailey.
It is not clear as to what brands Thomas endorses.
FAQs about Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas’ net worth is estimated to be around $500,000.
Sarah Thomas was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Sarah Thomas was born on the 21st of September, 1973.
Sarah Thomas is 48 years old.
Sarah Thomas made her NFL refereeing debut on the 13th of September, 2015.
Sarah Thomas is married to Brian Thomas.
Sarah Thomas has three children – two sons named Bridley and Brady, and a daughter, Bailey.
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