NFL gets first ever female referee

Posted at 11:55 PM, Aug 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-06 23:55:11-04

Football season is nearly here and for the first time in league history, a woman will be one of the referees on the field.

Her name is Shannon Eastin and she already has experience in high school and college games and has done some NFL scrimmage games as well.

She's set to be part of the replacement crew at this Thursday's Packers-Chargers preseason game.

And don’t miss the Redskins’ first preseason game right here on NewsChannel 3.

We'll get our first look at Robert Griffin, III and the rest of the Redskins. They'll be in Buffalo to face the Bills.

You can see that game right here on NewsChannel 3 this Thursday night starting at 7.