Over the weekend, Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam acknowledged he is gay. It was a big moment for college football, because not only is Sam an active player, he is a promising NFL prospect and, if drafted, could be the first openly gay active athlete in the league.
His revelation has sparked a lot of conversation, but many of his teammates seem to be on the same page: Love. Family. #OneMizzou.
Here are some tweets of support from his fellow Tigers:
Sam also got support from some other heavy hitters, including his own University, a cadre of NFL players, and the Commander in Chief himself:
Athlete Ally shared a pic of Sam with two of the league's most vocal gay rights advocates, Brendon Ayanbadejo and former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.