05/11/2014 10:44 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Michael Sam Celebrates NFL Draft News By Kissing His Boyfriend (PHOTO, VIDEO)

ESPN captured Michael Sam's emotional reaction after learning he'd become the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL -- and it's adorable.

Photos and video show Sam, the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, playfully smashing a slice of cake in his boyfriend's face before the pair shared a passionate smooch.

Sam and his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, shared the tender moment on Twitter:

Yesterday, the first-team All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri was selected by the St. Louis Rams as the 249th pick in the seventh round of the 2014 draft.

Sam offered his own heartfelt words on Twitter as well:


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