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Michael Sam and 7 Other Historic Firsts on the Field

May 16, 2014 at 8:46 am |
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1. Michael Sam

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This past weekend Michael Sam was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, making him the league’s first openly gay player. The 23 year old defensive end marked the historical accomplishment with a celebratory kiss to his boyfriend and later stated to the media,”The moment my name was called was the single greatest moment of my life.”

This week Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. Discover 7 other firsts on the field that have changed the face of sports forever.

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