Then in came My-King Johnson, who made history as the first active, openly gay scholarship player in major college football history. Donald Trump. David Kopay was the first pro football player to come out over four decades ago, following his retirement. A defensive tackle, journeyman Esera Tualo would play for five teams over nine seasons, with his longest run on the Minnesota Vikings. Let us know what you'd like to see as a HuffPost Member. So, with two gay players taking the field in the top tier of college football this season, has the future finally charged onto the turf? Search form Search.
Linebacker Kyle Kurziolek came out this year, his senior year playing for the University of St.
Conner Mertens, a placekicker at Willamette University in Oregon, publicly came out as bisexual inthe first Division III college football player to do so. But he failed to get drafted or signed to an NFL team. Listen to America. Real Life.
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