Rams pick Sam as cameras capture emotional moment he receives news…
St. Louis Rams star Michael Sam made history on Saturday after he became the first openly gay player to be drafted in NFL history.
The Rams used the 249th overall pick on Saturday as Sam now aims to become the first openly gay athlete to ever play in the league.
Experts insist that Sam will feel comfortable in his new surroundings as he adjusts to life in the NFL, and the emotion of the situation was visible as he took the phone call which delivered the news and what he described as the “single greatest moment of my life”.
Sam announced that he was gay on ESPN before February’s NFL scouting combine and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 who posted 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss insisted that he is ready to prove that his footballing ability should be the most talked about topic.
“Let me tell you something, if we were playing the Vikings right now, I’d probably have three sacks the first game,” Sam said, as reported by ESPN.
“Since February and my big announcement, this has been a whole [lot of] speculation of the first openly gay football player, but you know what? It’s not about that. It’s about playing football.
“Can Michael Sam play football? Yes, I can, and the St. Louis Rams know I can. I am going to give everything I’ve got to the St. Louis Rams to help the Rams win a championship.”