In an interview in Compete MagazineArizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin announced that he is gay. In doing so, Sarafin has become the first active Division I collegiate football player to come out publicly. As you may recall, Michael Sam came out after his days at Missouri came to an end. In the publication, Sarafin reveals that he told his teammates last spring, saying, "It was really personal to me and it benefited my peace of mind greatly."  

ASU head coach Todd Graham responded to Sarafin's revelation with an outpouring of support and praise in the following statement:

"We are a brotherhood that is not defined by cultural and personal differences, but rather an individual's commitment to the Sun Devil Way," he said in a statement. "Chip is a fifth-year senior and a Scholar Baller, a graduate and a master's student. His commitment to service is unmatched and it is clear he is on his way to leading a successful life after his playing career, a goal that I have for every student-athlete. Diversity and acceptance are two of the pillars of our program, and he has full support from his teammates and the coaching staff."

[via Yahoo! Sports]