Michael Sam Drafted To NFL Team!
Updated Saturday at 4:35pm PST:
Here's video of Michael Sam's emotional reaction to receiving the news (and sharing a kiss with his boyfriend on ESPN!)! Awesome!
From USA Today:
The Rams drafted defensive end Michael Sam, who came out publicly in February, with the 249th pick Saturday, ending months of speculation to when – or if – Sam would hear his name called in the draft.
"For Michael, it's a little bit of relief that it's over, and you can finally say you're part of the NFL family. That is a dream come true for so many football players. That's a realization that all his hard work has paid off," gay former NFL player Wade Davis, the executive director of the You Can Play Project, told USA TODAY Sports. "Now he can really start to focus on his new journey."
There will be a lot of celebrating in St. Louis tonight!! (We think we'll do some too!!)