All American Missouri defensive end Michael Sam decided to come out as gay before the NFL draft. Many feel his draft status was affected but his name was finally called in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. He became the first publicly gay player in the NFL. Sam was waiver by the Rams after the preseason and had a brief stint on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Although he currently is a free agent he has not given up on his dream to play in the NFL.