Chaka, a physical education and health teacher, spent time as a referee in the NCAA Pac-12 Conference and the USA Conference, as well as the short-lived Alliance of American Football in 2019.
She entered the NFL Officials Development Program in 2014, a program designed to give top referees in the college ranks “exposure to the game experiences that NFL officials face, to determine if they have the ability to be successful, ”according to the NFL.
The NFL announced in March that it was adding Chaka to its roster of playing officials for 2021.
“I hope it just inspires someone else and allows them to think outside the box and do something different,” Chaka said in the video.
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