Missouri All-American football player says he is gay
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - February 10, 2014 - 11:17am

University of Missouri All-American football player Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August.

Sam says: "I am an openly, proud gay man."

The 255-pound (116-kilogram) Sam participated led the Southeastern Conference in sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (19), and he is projected to be a mid-round NFL draft pick.

He says: "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be ... I want to be a football player in the NFL."

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