History was made Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland as the Browns played Washington.
Three women were on the field in an official capacity for a regular season game, for the first time ever.
Callie Brownson, Jennifer King and Sarah Thomas are the women who made this moment happen. While there are other NFL teams with female coaches, this was the first time with two female coaches and one female referee in one game. In an unprecedented situation, King and Brownson were on opposing sidelines and Thomas was officiating. Brownson is currently serving as the chief of staff for the Browns. King is a full time assistant coach for Washington.
Making history and breaking glass ceilings is not new to these women.
Jennifer King is the first Black female full-time assistant coach in the NFL. As a player herself, she was a seven time All-American in the Women's Football Alliance. Her college coaching career started at Dartmouth where she was an offensive assistant coach.
Callie Brownson also previously coached at Dartmouth, where she became the first full time female assistant coach at the Division I level. Before arriving at Cleveland she interned with the Bills and the Jets.
Sarah Thomas was not only the first female to officiate a college bowl game but also the first female to officiate in the NFL, and last year became the first female to officiate in the NFL postseason.
Both teams shared their excitement for this historic moment in football history on their social media accounts.
Amazing. Historic. Inspirational.