NEW YORK -- Three months ago, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam became one of America's most discussed sports figures after announcing that he planned to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.
On Saturday, he was given that chance by the Rams.
St. Louis used its seventh-round pick at No. 249 overall to select the celebrated Tigers defender on Day 3 of the 2014 NFL Draft.
"We were very fortunate to have the supplemental choices," Fisher said on NFL Network. "You use those for players you want to give an opportunity to, that you think that you want to draft. I haven't said a whole lot to anybody over the last week or so but after doing the studies, good football player."
All-Pro defensive end and new teammate Robert Quinn echoed Fisher's sentiment, saying "he's proven himself on the field, and that's all we're worried about."
ESPN's cameras showed an emotional Sam as he got the news. It was a beautiful moment, like so many other shots this week of drafted players realizing their dreams.
Rest of story via link. ESPN has the video of the moment he got the call. Pretty awesome!