University of Missouri

November 7, 2013 6:12 PM

Missouri’s Michael Sam rises from small Texas town to national star

Missouri senior defensive end Michael Sam, who is tied for first in the nation with 10 sacks, comes from Hitchcock, Texas, a town of 8,000 people roughly 40 miles south of Houston near Galveston Bay. “People just can’t get enough watching him play. They’re super excited down here,” said Hitchcock High athletic director and football coach Craig Smith.

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