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July 9, 2014

Michael Sam featured in latest issue of Out magazine

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is the subject of this week’s cover story in Out magazine. Sam posted a picture from the shoot on his Twitter account Wednesday and said he was proud to be a part of it.

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Former Missouri and current St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam is featured with a story and photos in the August issue of Out magazine. Sam posted a picture from the shoot on his Twitter account Wednesday and said he was proud to be a part of it.

In the story, Sam explains that he always wanted to have his portrait painted — every All-American at Missouri gets that honor.

Here’s a very small snippet from the story.

Though he was only a two-star recruit, his talent grew over his four years at Mizzou, as it’s affectionately known, and in his senior year he was unanimously voted a first-team All-American. “That was my goal all through college,” he said — it was the honor he was proudest of. All-Americans at Mizzou get their portraits painted, Sam explained, and he pulled out his phone again to show me his portrait. “When I first saw it I just stared at it for a while. That was my goal, and I achieved it.”

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