Sam was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round with the 249th pick in May's NFL Draft. Sam was named the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year following his senior season at Missouri.
The cover story describes how Sam being drafted has made an impact outside of the sports world:
An integrated NFL isn’t the only “big deal” LGBT Americans have had the good fortune to celebrate in recent years, but for a community suffering from milestone fatigue, Sam’s announcement was significant...
- Paul Palladino