In an interview with Complete, Arizona State fifth-year senior walk-on offensive lineman Chip Sarafin announced that he was gay-which makes him the first active gay college football players. Sarafin announced to his teammates last spring.
”It was really personal to me, and it benefitted my peace of mind greatly.”
Sarafin says that he told his teammates mostly for himself and because he wanted them to hear it straight from him instead of the college rumor mill that all players find themselves subjected to at some point.
Rams’ defensive end Michael Sam had some encouraging words for Sarafin:
Congratulations Chip Sarafin for having the courage to be yourself. Wishing you and your teammates much success this season. #courage2014
— Michael Sam (@MichaelSam52) August 13, 2014