She's on her way to becoming the first permanent female ref in the NFL, and it could happen as early as the 2014 season.  

Sarah spent three days at the Colts minicamp, and will be calling some preseason games this year.  The NFL says she's been "in the pipeline for a while," and has the "ability and courage to make a call, and the guts not to make one, too."  

She's been an official with Conference USA for 8 seasons, but has a little work to do before making it to 'the show.'  The biggest difference is speed.  The players are fast, on both sides of the ball.  But the NFL says she's confident and shows a command of where to go and what to do.  

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