With the Terry Wilson injury scare dominating the headlines following last night’s win, one story that has been overlooked was that of Sabrina Brunson.
Brunson became the first female to ever be an official for an SEC football game when she lined up as a line judge in Kentucky’s victory over Eastern Michigan.
— Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) September 8, 2019
Brunson has years of experience in football, as she began her officiating career in 1995 in the SIAC conference. Since then, she has risen through the ranks of officials. Last night was a first for her, as she was able to break the barrier and enter into Power Five football. I know that there are multiple female officials in Conference USA and other group of five conferences, but it’s good to see the SEC finally break down that barrier.
This could start to be more and more of a common thing in major college football, and I am all for it. If these women have put in the work and have the talent, they absolutely should be calling games at this level.
Good for Sabrina Brunson, and good for the SEC for taking this step.