This video of Michael Sam finding out he was drafted will *actually* restore your faith in humanity

Sam became the first openly gay player ever drafted by an NFL team VIDEO

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This video of Michael Sam finding out he was drafted will *actually* restore your faith in humanity

Michael Sam made history on Saturday by become the first openly gay athlete ever to be drafted by an NFL team. There had been some doubt as to whether or not Sam would be drafted at all, but with the eighth-to-last pick in the 2014 NFL Draft’s seventh and final round, the St. Louis Rams selected the University of Missouri star. It was an historic moment made even more so by the remarkable video footage of Sam finding out he’d made the cut, which you can view below.

Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.

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