Former NFL player Michael Sam is a trailblazer for the LGBT community. His notoriety has led to numerous speaking engagements, most recently as the keynote presenter at the University of Texas at Arlington's Pride Week celebration.
The event took place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Rosebud Theatre. It was hosted by UTA's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally Program.
Sam's talk was free and open to the public. He was able to share his story and inspire others to pursue an environment of inclusion.
Sam became the first openly-gay player to join an NFL roster when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He came out during the pre-draft process after a standout career at the University of Missouri.
As a senior for the Tigers, Sam was a consensus All-American and the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He helped Missouri win the Cotton Bowl and finished with 21 sacks in his career.
Sam won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPYs. He was named one of GQ's Men of the Year and was a finalist for the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
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