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Published February 09, 2014, 08:32 PM

NFL Draft prospect publicly announces he is gay

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Those stories and more in a moment, but first a collegiate football player who will be entering this year's NFL Draft has announced publicly that he is gay.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Those stories and more in a moment, but first a collegiate football player who will be entering this year's NFL Draft has announced publicly that he is gay.

Michael Sam, a student at the University of Missouri, would become the first openly gay active player in the NFL.

Sam made the announcement through an interview with ESPN.

He told the network he came out to his teammates earlier in the year.

Sam, an All-American selection, helped his team to a victory at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas the night before the North Dakota State Bison captured their 3rd straight FCS national title in nearby Frisco, Texas.

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