We all know how incredible he is, but when you put it like that, WOW!
The United States Olympic Team took to Twitter to share:
History was made yesterday…
Star college football player Michael Sam, who came out as gay in February of this year, was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.
Which makes him the first openly gay player to EVER be drafted by an NFL team!
This is HUGE!!!
The moment was captured on camera, with Michael breaking down in tears as he received the phone call telling him the news.
His boyfriend was by his side throughout the entire draft. And when Sam was finally picked, the two kissed and embraced on LIVE television.
ZOMG. Our faces are soaked. Just soaked.
Being picked by the Rams is a bit of a homecoming for Michael. He played ball for the Missouri Tigers in college and was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year his senior year.
He’ll be awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYs as well.
What a year Mr. Sam is having! And what a year EQUALITY is having!
Congratulations, Mike! You make us SO proud!