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Michael Sam plays in his first ever CFL game; Records ZERO tackles

Michael Sam was the first  openly gay player to take a snap

Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to take a snap

Last night Michael Sam made history. He was the first openly gay football player to ever play in a professional football game. While his team did not win, and Sam did not record a tackle he was still excited to take a snap. 

“I was focusing on my assignments, actually,” Sam said when asked if he was thinking about the significance of the moment prior to kickoff. “I’m not going to lie, there were some big jitters out there and I was nervous when I first got on the field. I didn’t get any opportunities to make many plays. I had some good pass rushes, I thought, but close enough is not a sack.”

“I love football,” Sam said. “I was nervous when I first got on the field. . . . I didn’t get many opportunities to make any plays. I had some good pass rushes, I thought, but close is not a sack.”

Sam was the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, but he could not stick on a roster.  

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