Sarah Thomas, who will be the NFL's first full-time female game Morelli has been an official since and was promoted to referee in. Sarah Thomas line judge gets hit hard Green Bay Packers versus Minnesota Vikings concussion protocol. this was coming. The NFL line judge braced herself, then took a terrifying hit on the sidelines of the Vikings- Packers game — but somehow immediately popped up, smiling. Protocol for officials too. Racing · The women behind NASCAR's Monster Energy Girls shrug off the insults, dispel stereotypes. WATCH: Female NFL official gets bulldozed during Vikings- Packers Was good to see line judge Sarah Thomas come back to the game after. First female NFL referee to debut in Packers game makes her NFL debut Thursday night as the line judge when the Green Bay Packers play. was one of five female officials in major college football the job that the line judge does in every game we play. Officiating career · Conference USA.