Amanda Sauer Biography

Amanda Sauer is a professional female college footballer, wearing a white hat as a referee working the Big Ten game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes. She gained the first limelight back in 2017 when she was about to become the first female referee in Big Ten. Amanda has declared herself to be bisexual.

Early Life

According to Amanda Sauer’s bio and various other news sources – she grew up on a farm in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, northeast of Pittsburgh. Her family had cows, sheep, and pigskin. Once in her interviews, she told that what she only remembers about her past is that her father used to mark or draw different football images on his chest (while doing fun with the kids) and used to play football and other games with cousins and brothers. Sauer led the basketball, tennis, and lacrosse teams in high school, but football occupied her fall Sundays.

Amanda Sauer Career

Amanda got her start in officiating in 2011 after watching a high school football game in Pennsylvania with her late husband, Peter. The bad calls on the field were driving momentum toward her pursuing her newfound passion as a referee. It was by chance that she became the umpire of the junior varsity high school games. She attended her first meeting at candidate school in the Westchester County Football Officials Association. A week later, she played her first youth game.

By the end of the fall, she started working as the umpire of the varsity high school. After six years, she started working for the Ohio State spring game. Till then she was an official or authorized personality in the game field but after a few years, she started playing or attending more games in the Big Ten. she attended many meetings and started building limelight in her career. She started being recognized as the main or official personality of the NFL and soon she became the master of youth and high school games.

The rise to stardom

Amanda still says that she is trying to learn every officiating role on the football field. She said that – “Follow your passion, no matter how late of a start you have in doing so. ………., anything is possible”. She is inspiring new-generation college athletes and other women to pursue any passion they may have, officiating or not.

Amanda Sauer Biography

Real Name Amanda Sauer
Birth Date 1978
Age (as of 2023) 44 Years
Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession Referee
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 54 kg  –  in Pounds –  119 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Is she a Lesbian? Yes
Who is her partner/wife? Michelle Cook
Children Two (Cassie & Charlotte)

Personal Life

Amanda Sauer’s marital status is married. she tied the knot to Peter whom she met in Pittsburgh before both went off to their junior years of college. Her husband, Peter played basketball at Stanford, captaining the school’s Final Four team in 1998. Her husband hoped to see football games at each stadium in the league. On 7th July 2017, Amanda and Peter celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary, however, the exact year of their marriage is not known as she keeps her information private. The next night, her husband Peter was attending his basketball game in his regular Sunday League when he collapsed and later died at the age of 35.

Later, she moved into the house that Amanda and Peter bought in Pittsburgh. After the death of her husband Peter, who was 35 at the time, Amanda got herself busy with her official duties. Amanda came out publicly and openly announced her as gay after she got into a relationship with Michelle Cook, who is now the partner of Amanda’s three daughters and a great teacher to all of them. Presently, Amanda Sauer is raising three young daughters with love. Both the couple were blessed with their three young daughters. Her daughter’s name is 9-year-old Cassie, 11-year-old Charlotte, and 12-year-old Cate (as of 2017)

Social Media

Amanda Sauer is active on social media such as Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin. On her private Instagram @amanda.sauer, she has above 300 followers.

Amanda Sauer Net worth

Amanda Sauer is a young referee of Ohio State’s spring football game. It is safe to say that Amanda Sauer has an estimated net worth of $1 million in 2022.

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