WATCH: Michael Sam Drafted By St. Louis Rams — First Openly Gay NFL Player
Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL Draft.
WATCH VIDEO OF HIS EMOTIONAL REACTION BELOW
The defensive star, who was a first-team All-American college player in 2013 for the University of Missouri, came out of the closet in February.
If he makes the team and plays for the Rams this fall, he’ll be the NFL’s first openly gay player.
He was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.
Earlier this week, he signed his first endorsement deal with Visa.
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