Wide Receiver Wyatt Pertuset Became The First Out Collegiate Football Player To Score A Touchdown
Mark this one down as another milestone for gay men in professional sports.
NFL player Wyatt Pertuset has become the first openly gay football player on the collegiate level to score a touchdown.
The 20-year-old wide receiver made the touchdown for Division III school Capital University in Columbus, Ohio during the season opener game against Mount St. Joseph. Not only did he earn points for his team in the game, but he earned points for gay men and openly gay athletes with the achievement.
Pertusets then spoke to OutSports about the accomplishment.
“It was completely overwhelming,” he recalled. “It was on a scramble and I had to get open. Next thing you know, my quarterback, Thomas Wibbeler, connected with me in the end zone for a 37-yard touchdown. All of my teammates quickly came to celebrate with me in the end zone, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”
Congratulations to Wyatt Pertuset, and good luck with the rest of the football season.