Michael Sam

Michael Alan Sam, Jr. (b. January 7, 1990) is an American football defensive end, who played college football at Missouri. On February 9, 2014, Sam announced that he is gay in interviews with ESPN and The New York Times. Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in May 2014, making him the first openly gay NFL player in history. He was released by the Rams in August 2014 and then joined the Dallas Cowboys, but was again cut in October 2014.