Michael Sam on Tuesday will speak at
Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Sam, the first openly gay player to be
drafted by the National Football League (NFL), will speak at 7PM in
the university's Jefferson Academic Center.
Sam is expected to discuss his journey
from water boy for his high school football team to his brief career
in the NFL.
In 2014, Sam was drafted by the St.
Louis Rams but cut before the start of the season. He joined the
Dallas Cowboys' 10-man practice squad, where he stayed for seven
weeks before being let go. A brief stint playing for the Montreal
Alouettes in the Canadian Football League (CFL) ended with him citing
Sam became the NCAA All-American
football player at the University of Missouri and received the Arthur
Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPY Awards.
Sam is a vocal supporter of LGBT