The NFL preseason is almost here and this Thursday's Green Bay-San Diego exhibition will get some added attention. That's because for the first time the NFL will have a woman officiating the game as a replacement ref for regular officials who are locked out by the NFL.Shannon Eastin is one of several replacement refs who will be working the game during the preseason while the regular officials continue their new collective bargaining agreement. This would be the first time in NFL history that a woman would officiate a NFL game.

Eastin's officiating is no stranger to football her work includes be a referee in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and other leagues.