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Michael Sam -- I'm Not in the NFL ... Because I'm Gay | TMZ Sports
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: TMZSports
Michael Sam Gets Drafted; Kisses Snow Fox
Michael Sam Gets Drafted; Kisses Snow Fox
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: Jamari Fox
Michael Sam Interview:
Michael Sam Interview: 'I'm Gay' | Mizzou Football Star Comes Out [EXTENDED VERSION]
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: The New York Times
Michael Sam Collegiate Highlights
Michael Sam Collegiate Highlights
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: XOSSports
Michael Sam: Heated Street Altercation...
Michael Sam: Heated Street Altercation...'You Give Our Community a Bad F***ing Name' | TMZ Sports
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: TMZSports
Michael Sam on Gay Players in the NFL | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network
Michael Sam on Gay Players in the NFL | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: OWN
Michael Sam Parody
Michael Sam Parody
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Mr_Bankshot
Michael Sam Celebrates Emotional Draft Pick Moment With Boyfriend
Michael Sam Celebrates Emotional Draft Pick Moment With Boyfriend
Published: 2014/05/12
Channel: ABC News
Did the NFL tell the Rams to draft Michael Sam? | THE HERD
Did the NFL tell the Rams to draft Michael Sam? | THE HERD
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Michael Sam Arm Wrestles Fashion Designer,
Michael Sam Arm Wrestles Fashion Designer, 'This Guy's a P***y!' | TMZ Sports
Published: 2017/12/11
Channel: TMZSports
Michael Sam on leaving CFL:
Michael Sam on leaving CFL: 'I'm an NFL player' | THE HERD
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Michael Sam wishes he hadn
Michael Sam wishes he hadn't been drafted by the Rams | THE HERD
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: The Herd with Colin Cowherd
St Louis Rams LB Michael Sam
St Louis Rams LB Michael Sam's Speech At 2014 ESPYs
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: Leon Carrington
Why Michael Sam Believes He Isn
Why Michael Sam Believes He Isn't On an NFL Team | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: OWN
Michael sam first NFL sack
Michael sam first NFL sack
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: Joel C
Dale Hansen on Michael Sam Coming Out as Gay
Dale Hansen on Michael Sam Coming Out as Gay
Published: 2014/02/12
Channel: G4MarchMadnessHD
Shapiro On Michael Sam
Shapiro On Michael Sam
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: Truth Revolt
Stephen Jackson: ESPN Went Too Far With Michael Sam
Stephen Jackson: ESPN Went Too Far With Michael Sam
Published: 2014/05/18
Channel: djvlad
Michael Sam Enlists Tyler Henry to Search for Brother | Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry | E!
Michael Sam Enlists Tyler Henry to Search for Brother | Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry | E!
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: E! Entertainment
Michael Sam and Fiance’ Splitsville?! | TMZ
Michael Sam and Fiance’ Splitsville?! | TMZ
Published: 2015/07/05
Channel: TMZ
Aries Spears -- I LIKE MICHAEL SAM ... But I Won
Aries Spears -- I LIKE MICHAEL SAM ... But I Won't Apologize for Gay Joke! | TMZ Sports
Published: 2014/10/07
Channel: TMZSports
Michael Sam – I Will Lay You OUT! | TMZ TV
Michael Sam – I Will Lay You OUT! | TMZ TV
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: TMZ
Missouri
Missouri's All American Football Player Michael Sam Comes Out
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: ABC News
Dale Hansen Unplugged: Texas Sportscaster Gives Best Response to Michael Sam
Dale Hansen Unplugged: Texas Sportscaster Gives Best Response to Michael Sam's Coming Out Ever
Published: 2014/02/13
Channel: Lonell Junior
Show host on Michael Sam kiss: I don
Show host on Michael Sam kiss: I don't want it in my face
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: CNN
Michael Sam cut by St. Louis Rams
Michael Sam cut by St. Louis Rams
Published: 2014/08/30
Channel: CNN
Michael Sam highlights & timeline
Michael Sam highlights & timeline
Published: 2015/05/22
Channel: NFL
Q&A with Michael Sam
Q&A with Michael Sam
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: Shorthorn TV
Michael Sam drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft
Michael Sam drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: gameplayaction
ESPN First Take Today - Michael Sam Shouldn
ESPN First Take Today - Michael Sam Shouldn't Have Been Drafted
Published: 2014/07/27
Channel: Thomas Buckley
Michael Bublé - Singing with a Fan Live [Extra]
Michael Bublé - Singing with a Fan Live [Extra]
Published: 2010/12/13
Channel: Michael Bublé
Michael Sam
Michael Sam's First CFL Practice
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: CFL
Michael Sam- What Altercation?!...I
Michael Sam- What Altercation?!...I'm More Pissed At Jon Snow! | TMZ Sports
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: TMZSports
Michael Sam Arthur Ashe Award ESPY 2014
Michael Sam Arthur Ashe Award ESPY 2014
Published: 2014/07/18
Channel: Mika Pearson
Former NFL Head Coach On First Gay Player Michael Sam
Former NFL Head Coach On First Gay Player Michael Sam
Published: 2014/07/26
Channel: The Young Turks
Michael Sam- NFL
Michael Sam- NFL's a 'Hard F**king Place' But I'm Still Trying | TMZ Sports
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: TMZSports
Michael Sam 40 Yard Dash NFL Combine 2014
Michael Sam 40 Yard Dash NFL Combine 2014
Published: 2014/02/24
Channel: Martell Burton
Sheldon Richardson on former teammate Michael Sam
Sheldon Richardson on former teammate Michael Sam
Published: 2014/02/13
Channel: SNY
Michael Sam on Being Bullied By His Brothers | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network
Michael Sam on Being Bullied By His Brothers | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: OWN
Jason Collins -- Back Off Michael Sam ...
Jason Collins -- Back Off Michael Sam ... 'Dancing' Doesn't Mean He's Over Football | TMZ Sports
Published: 2015/02/27
Channel: TMZSports
Jason Collins Opens Up About Friendship With Michael Sam
Jason Collins Opens Up About Friendship With Michael Sam
Published: 2014/02/25
Channel: InsiderINFO
Is Empire Star Jussie Smollett Dating Football Player Michael Sam?? | TMZ
Is Empire Star Jussie Smollett Dating Football Player Michael Sam?? | TMZ
Published: 2015/10/08
Channel: TMZ
Michael Sam receives the Upstander Award at the 2015 HRC Foundation
Michael Sam receives the Upstander Award at the 2015 HRC Foundation's Time To THRIVE Conference
Published: 2015/02/14
Channel: Human Rights Campaign
Michael Sam Breaks Off Engagement
Michael Sam Breaks Off Engagement
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: Entertainment Tonight
Michael Sam Kiss: St. Louis Rams 2014 Drafted First Openly Gay Football Player
Michael Sam Kiss: St. Louis Rams 2014 Drafted First Openly Gay Football Player
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: News Gumbo
Michael Sam - First Gay NFL Player
Michael Sam - First Gay NFL Player
Published: 2014/05/13
Channel: ramzpaul
LaVar Arrington
LaVar Arrington's Rant on Michael Sam
Published: 2014/05/16
Channel: CBS Local Sports
Was Michael Sam
Was Michael Sam's Draft Day "Cake Kiss" Staged? | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: OWN
Michael Sam Sacks Johnny Manziel and Mocks him
Michael Sam Sacks Johnny Manziel and Mocks him
Published: 2014/08/24
Channel: PCaka FredDavis
Michael Sam Has Terrible Performance at NFL Combine. Is the Gay Agenda Pushing Him?
Michael Sam Has Terrible Performance at NFL Combine. Is the Gay Agenda Pushing Him?
Published: 2014/02/26
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Michael Sam
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Sam holding a souvenir rock from the rock 'M' at Memorial Stadium after a win against Texas A&M
No. 96, 46, 94
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1990-01-07) January 7, 1990 (age 27)
Galveston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 261 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Hitchcock (TX)
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 249
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Unanimous All-American (2013)
  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
  • First-team All-SEC (2013)
  • Arthur Ashe Courage Award (2014)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Michael Alan Sam, Jr. (born January 7, 1990) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for the University of Missouri and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL) in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Sam was a consensus All-American and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Missouri. After completing his college football career, Sam publicly came out as gay. He became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL. The Rams cut him during the final preseason roster cutdowns. He also spent time on the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad before being waived. He signed with the Montreal Alouettes before the 2015 season, and became the first publicly gay player to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL).

High school[edit]

Sam attended Hitchcock High School in Hitchcock, Texas. He began traveling with the school's varsity football team while in the eighth grade as a water boy. He later became a member of the team, playing defensive end and offensive tackle.[1]

He earned first-team All-District honors as a defensive lineman in all four years of high school, and as an offensive lineman in his junior and senior years.[2] As a senior, Sam drew attention for his strong performance against Michael Brockers in a game against Chávez High School; Brockers, an All-American, had accepted a scholarship to Louisiana State University.[1][3]

Out of high school, Sam was considered a two-star college football recruit by Rivals.com.[1][4] He received scholarship offers from Arizona State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Houston, but he wanted to attend Texas A&M University, and waited for a scholarship offer from it.[5]

College career[edit]

Sam accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Missouri (Mizzou), after he was recruited by Craig Kuligowski, the team's defensive line coach. Kuligowski recruited other players near Hitchcock, which made him familiar with Sam.[5] Sam attended the school from 2009 to 2013. He played for the Tigers, competing in the Big 12 Conference. He redshirted in his first year at Missouri, and recorded 3.5 quarterback sacks, 24 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one interception and one blocked kick as a redshirt freshman.[1][5] In his sophomore year, Sam intercepted a tipped pass in a game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, which secured a victory to make Mizzou bowl eligible.[6] In 2012, Mizzou transferred to the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Sam registered 3 12 sacks while starting in nine of the team's games.[7]

As a senior in 2013, Sam recorded 11.5 quarterback sacks and 19 tackles for a loss. He led the SEC in both categories, and tied Missouri's single-season record for sacks.[8] He was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week in two consecutive weeks, after recording three sacks apiece in games against the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Vanderbilt Commodores.[9] After the season, Sam was named the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, with C. J. Mosley of the University of Alabama,[10] and a first-team all-SEC selection.[11]

Sam was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, Sporting News, the American Football Coaches Association, and the Football Writers Association of America.[12][13][14][15] He was also named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Hendricks Award, and the Lombardi Award.[1][12] Missouri played in the 2014 Cotton Bowl Classic, in which Sam forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, securing Missouri's victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.[16]

During his college career, Sam accumulated 123 tackles, including 36 for loss, 21 sacks, six forced fumbles and two intercepted passes.[17] He graduated from Missouri in December 2013.[18] He participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl in January 2014; considered too small to play as a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL), he played as an outside linebacker. Sam struggled at the new position.[19]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Early projections had Sam as a third- or fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.[20] His performance in the NFL Scouting Combine in February 2014 was seen as disappointing, which lowered expectations about whether he would be taken in the draft.[21] He was considered to be too small to play defensive end and too slow to play outside linebacker.[22] He showed improvement at a public workout a month later, but his pre-draft rankings ranged from 12th to 25th among defensive ends. At the 2013 draft, 33 defensive ends were selected overall, with 23 taken in the final four rounds.[23]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
261 lb
(118 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.91 s 1.75 s N/A s N/A s N/A s 25.5 in
(0.65 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
17 reps N/A
All values from NFL Combine[24]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Sam with the St. Louis Rams during the 2014 preseason

The St. Louis Rams drafted Sam in the seventh round, the 249th of 256 players selected in the 2014 draft. He became the first publicly gay player to be drafted into the NFL.[25][26] In a statement, President Barack Obama said that he "congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward today in our Nation's journey" and that "[f]rom the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove every day that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are."[27][28] St. Louis Rams jerseys bearing his name became the second best selling rookie jerseys at the NFL's website behind Cleveland Browns' quarterback (and Heisman Trophy winner) Johnny Manziel.[29] During the period from April 1 through July 17, Sam's jersey ranked sixth in sales among all NFL players.[30]

Sam made his professional debut on August 8, 2014, during the first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, where he made one tackle in the game on quarterback Ryan Griffin. During the second preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, Sam recorded his first professional sack where he sacked Matt Flynn. In preseason game 3 against the Cleveland Browns, Sam sacked Manziel. In four exhibition games, Sam recorded 11 tackles and 3 sacks, including a team-leading 6 tackles in the final game. "I believe he can play in this league", Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.[31] On August 30, St. Louis released Sam as part of a final round of cuts to reduce their roster to the league-mandated 53 players before the start of the regular season.[31][32] The Rams, who kept nine defensive linemen, chose to retain undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks over Sam.[32] While their statistics were similar, Westbrooks provided the versatility to play all four defensive line positions, while Sam had been playing virtually exclusively as a left defensive end.[33] Of the 41 picks in seventh round in the 2014 draft, only 22 made initial 53-man rosters. Opting to add depth at other positions, St. Louis did not add Sam to their practice squad after he cleared waivers.[34]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On September 3, 2014, Sam was added to the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.[35] On October 21, the Cowboys waived Sam to make room for linebacker Troy Davis.[36][37]

2015 NFL Veteran Combine[edit]

Sam participated in the first NFL Veteran Combine, running 4.99 seconds in the 40 yard dash.[38][39][40]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

On May 22, 2015, Sam signed a two-year contract with Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.[41][42] The signing made him the first openly gay player in the league's history.[42]

On June 12, a day before the Alouettes' first preseason game, Sam was granted permission to leave camp for "personal reasons" to return to home to Texas, and was placed on the suspended list.[43] The specific reason for his departure has not been publicized. On June 26, the team announced that Sam had returned to Montreal and would resume practicing with the team on June 30.[44] After sitting out the team's first five games, he made his CFL debut on August 7, 2015, against the Ottawa Redblacks, and became the first publicly gay player to play in a CFL regular season game. He did not record a tackle in the game.[45][46] Sam missed the next game after the team reported he had a sore back. He left the team the following day, citing concerns with his mental health after a 12-month stretch which he described as "difficult". Montreal again placed him on their suspended list.[46] After leaving Montreal, Sam told radio host Dan Patrick on his show that he never wanted to play in the CFL to begin with. "It was a really last call to go to the CFL. I never really wanted to go to the CFL, but I did and I committed to going".[47]

Retirement[edit]

On August 14, 2015, Sam announced, on Twitter, he was stepping away from professional football due to mental health reasons.[48] He currently shares his experiences as an author and motivational speaker.[49]

Personal life[edit]

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protest Sam and the University of Missouri.
Student counter-protesters form a wall in support of Sam.

Sam is the seventh of eight children born to JoAnn and Michael Alan Sam, Sr. His parents separated when he was young.[3] As a child, Sam watched one of his older brothers die from a gunshot wound. Another older brother has been missing since 1998,[50] and his other two brothers are in prison. A sister who was born before him died in infancy.[51] At one point in his childhood, Sam lived in his mother's car.[3] He was once accidentally maced by police who were arresting one of his brothers.[52]

Sam argued with his mother, a Jehovah's Witness, over playing football, as she did not agree with those pursuits. Sam often stayed with friends while in high school; the parents of a classmate gave him a bedroom in their house and had him complete household chores.[3] Sam is the first member of his family to attend college.[18][51]

In August 2013, Sam took the opportunity of a team introduce-yourself session to inform his Missouri teammates that he was gay, and found them supportive.[51] He avoided talking to the media to avoid addressing rumors of his sexuality.[5][12] He came out to his father a week before coming out publicly. The New York Times wrote that his father, a self-described "old-school ... man-and-a-woman type of guy", said "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."[3] His father told the Galveston Daily News that he was "terribly misquoted", though The New York Times maintained that he was quoted "accurately and fairly."[53]

On February 9, 2014, in an interview with Chris Connelly on ESPN's Outside the Lines, Sam responded to questions about his coming out experience and his status as one of college football's first openly self-acknowledged gay players.[51] At the time, no active NFL player had ever come out publicly.[18][51] Anonymous NFL executives told Sports Illustrated that they expected Sam to fall in the draft as a result of his announcement.[54] Those statements caused National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith to respond that any team official who anonymously downgrades Sam is "gutless".[55] From jail, his brother Josh said, "I'm proud of him for not becoming like me. I still love him, whatever his lifestyle is. He's still my brother and I love him."[52]

The week after his ESPN interview, Sam returned to Missouri with the Tigers football team to accept the 2014 Cotton Bowl championship trophy at a ceremony held at the halftime of a Missouri Tigers basketball game at Mizzou Arena. Anti-gay activist Shirley Phelps-Roper and about 15 other members of the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization widely considered a hate group, protested his appearance. Students organized a counter-protest numbering in the thousands,[a] assembling a "human wall" in front of the protesters.[59]

After being drafted by the Rams, Sam's emotional reaction to his draft was broadcast live on television, during which he kissed his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. Reported to have been dating Sam for several months, Cammisano is a fellow alum of the University of Missouri who had been a member of the school's swim team.[60] In January 2015, it was announced that Sam and Cammisano were engaged.[61][62][63] However, the couple ended their relationship in June 2015, but remained friends.[64]

In April 2016 Sam spoke with LGBTQ advocacy groups at the Missouri State Capitol against a bill that would enable discrimination against LGBTQ people and personally lobbied state legislators.[65]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

On February 24, 2015, Sam was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on the 20th season of Dancing With The Stars. He partnered with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd.[66] Sam and Murgatroyd were eliminated in the fourth week of competition and finished in tenth place.[67]

Honors and accolades[edit]

Sam won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPY Awards.[68] He was named one of GQ's Men of the Year,[69] and a finalist for Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.[70]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Missouri University police estimated around 500,[56] others reported a thousand or more,[57][58] while ESPN.com estimated around 2,000.[59]

References[edit]

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  39. ^ "NFL to host inaugural Veteran Combine". NFL.com. March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
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  46. ^ a b "Michael Sam Says He's Leaving Montreal's Alouettes". The New York Times. AP. August 14, 2015. Archived from the original on August 15, 2015. 
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  48. ^ Dubin, Jared (14 August 2015). "Michael Sam, first openly gay player, retires for mental health reasons". CBS.com. 
  49. ^ Materazzo, Miranda (16 October 2017). "Former NFL player Michael Sam to be keynote speaker at JCC Leadership Day". Watertown Daily Times. Watertown, New York. 
  50. ^ "Julian Michael Sam". The Charley Project. Retrieved 2015-10-08. 
  51. ^ a b c d e Connelly, Chris (February 9, 2014). "Michael Sam says he's gay". ESPN. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  52. ^ a b Ganguli, Tania (February 14, 2014). "Michael Sam's safe havens: Football, surrogate family kept him off path of siblings who are dead or jailed". ESPN. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  53. ^ "Michael Sam's father denies remarks". ESPN. February 14, 2014. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. 
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  55. ^ "DeMaurice Smith rips unnamed general managers who downgraded Michael Sam". espn.go.com. January 1, 2008. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  56. ^ Morrison, David (February 15, 2014). "'Stand with Sam' human wall draws large crowd before Tennessee-Missouri basketball game". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
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