It’s a big day for both the NFL and Michael Sam. In the seventh round of the NFL draft, Sam was chosen to join the St. Louis Rams, making him the first openly gay player to be drafted in NFL history.
ESPN caught the moment he got the call on camera, with a clearly emotional Sam realizing how his life had just changed in a big way. The football player’s boyfriend was there to celebrate with him and the two shared a hug and kiss as soon as he was off the phone.
Overall, Sam was the 249th player drafted out of 256.