The NFL could soon have its first openly gay player.
Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end is eligible for the NFL draft in May.
Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August.
Sound courtesy of The Associated Press.
The 255-pound Sam participated in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., last month after leading the SEC with 11 1/2 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. He is projected to be a mid-round NFL draft pick.