7:20 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Michael Sam drafted by Rams, becomes first openly gay active NFL player

Michael Sam (file photo)
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA

  The St. Louis Rams drafted former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam Saturday, making him the first openly gay active player in the National Football League.

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6:23 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Players compete for the spotlight at Missouri's Pro Day

Athletes warm up at Missouri's Pro Day in antipation of the coming NFL draft in May.
Cody Crutchfield KBIA

Fifteen former University of Missouri football players participated in Missouri’s Pro Day Thursday in their last chance for national exposure before the National Football League draft. The players participated in drills similar to the NFL Combine, such as the 40 yard dash and 225 lbs. bench press.

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