The St. Louis Rams officially made Michael Sam the first openly gay NFL player by drafting Sam in the seventh round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
Sam played his college football at Missouri, and came out as gay in media interviews earlier this year. His team and coaches knew his secret and kept it for his final college season.
Sam went on to have the best year of his career as he was named the SEC defensive player of the year. Sam celebrated while ESPN recorded and decided to play Sam’s reaction to being drafted.
Oh yeah....HOW ABOUT SOME CAKE!!!
Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city of St. Louis. I'm using every once of this to achieve greatness!! pic.twitter.com/QESdOJVzsw— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) May 10, 2014