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Line judge Shannon Eastin takes the field during an NFL preseason football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in San Diego. Eastin is a replacement official making her NFL debut in the exhibition game. The regular officials are locked out by the league after their contract expired. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

A Tempe woman made history on Thursday, becoming the first woman to an officiate an NFL football game.

Shannon Eastin was the line judge in the San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers preseason football game.

Eastin's hat and whistle were taken from her after the game and immediately sent to the NFL Hall of Fame.

Eastin is one of the replacement officials who was hired because the regular season officials are currently involved in a labor dispute.

Eastin has been a high school and college official for 17 years.

Martha Maurer, News Editor

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