Could Sarah Thomas be the NFL's first female ref?

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Football referee Sarah Thomas could be considered for a position in the NFL as soon as 2014.

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by CANDY CROWLEY

CNN

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Are you ready for some football?

And while we're at it... Is football ready for this?

Referee Sarah Thomas could soon be headed to the NFL gridiron.

"I think that the biggest concern I have as a female is making sure that my uniform fits the right way," she said. "Other than that, it's just I'm out there just like one of the guys."

Thomas said simply she's got a job to do, just like the men who enforce the rules.

"I have a job I've got to do, and manage the line of scrimmage, the line judge position," she said. "With experience comes just that."

If there's an opening in 2014, Sarah Thomas has a good chance to become the first female full-time NFL official. But breaking the grass ceiling has never been her goal.

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