FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam and teammates warm up for a Canadian Football League game against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa, Ontario. The first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team is heading to Mass
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November 28, 2016

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) The first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team is heading to Massachusetts to talk about his life.

Michael Sam is scheduled to deliver a lecture at Clark University in Worcester on Tuesday.

''From Hitchcock High to the NFL'' will chronicle Sam's experiences as a water boy in high school, to an All-American playing career at the University of Missouri to his selection by the St. Louis Rams in the 2014 NFL draft.

The defensive end was released by the Rams, was on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and played for the Montreal Alouettes in Canada.

He won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and was named one of GQ's Men of the Year.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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