- Sam's emotional reaction to the draft pick – which included a heartfelt kiss with his boyfriend – aired on ESPN. The viral video below captured the moment:
- Meanwhile, the league and fellow athletes welcomed Sam to the NFL.
- — J.Jenkz (@JjenkzLockdown)Sat, May 10 2014 23:15:42
- — Benny Cunningham (@BCunningham36)Sat, May 10 2014 23:13:05S/O to @MikeSamFootball congratulations to the SEC Defensive player of the year, 1st team All SEC .. an All American.. It's just football..
Michael Sam becomes first openly gay NFL player
The St. Louis Rams on Saturday drafted Michael Sam, making him the first openly gay NFL player. Take a look at how the league and fellow athletes responded to the historic moment on social media.