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Defensive End Michael Sam Introduced By The St. Louis Rams

 
Defensive End Michael Sam Introduced By The St. Louis Rams
Posted May 14th, 2014 @ 4:00am

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Michael Sam says St. Louis feels ``just like home.''

The first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team was formally introduced by the Rams on Tuesday at a packed news conference with his fellow rookies. The former Missouri defensive end says he feels blessed to be in the league _ and to be with a team just two hours from where he played in college.

Sam was grouped with five others taken in the sixth- and seventh rounds of Saturday's draft, including Missouri teammate E.J. Gaines. Unlike your garden-variety, seventh-round pick, Sam also was scheduled for a solo session.

Sam puts on the pads later in the week when the team holds a rookie minicamp, normally a low-key event also sure to attract outsized attention.

(Photo: Dilip Vishwanat / 2014 Getty Images)

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