02/10/2014 10:26 am ET Updated Feb 10, 2014

NFL Players React To Michael Sam Coming Out As Gay

Several current NFL players offered their support to Michael Sam, a 2013 first-team All-American from the University of Missouri who publicly came out as gay on Sunday. Voted co-defensive player of the year in the SEC for the 2013 season, Sam is eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft and could be the NFL's first openly gay player.

Although some anonymous NFL executives were quoted as saying the league isn't ready for its first openly gay player, the tweets of these players indicates Sam would fit in just fine as long as he could help his team win.

Take a look at how some NFL players reacted to Sam coming out.

NFL Player Reactions To Michael Sam Coming Out