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Hitchcock's Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams - The Galveston County Daily News : Hitchcock

November 27, 2014

Hitchcock's Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams

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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 6:03 pm | Updated: 6:09 pm, Sat May 10, 2014.

NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Rams selected Hitchcock native Michael Sam with the 249th overall pick of the National Football League draft, making Sam the league's first openly gay player.

Sam, the 2013 Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year, announced that he was openly gay in February, prior to the NFL Combine.

He is the second player from the Galveston County area to be selected in this year's draft. Galveston Ball's Mike Evans, who played his college ball at Texas A&M, was chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the seventh overall pick.