While a lot of blogs and news outlets are focusing their speculation about who the NFL players may be that are readying to come out, OutSports has a profile on college kicker, Alan Gendreau, who’s openly gay and who wants to play for the NFL. From The Huffington Post:
Alan Gendreau is nothing if not unique. The devout Christian, Florida native was a superstar kicker for the Middle Tennessee State’s Blue Raiders; he is also openly gay. As an athlete at a Southern college, Gendreau was not only a successul team member, but he also felt accepted by his teammates. Now, he has his sights set on the National Football League (NFL).
Gendreau gave an exclusive interview to OutSports’ Cyd Zeigler about life as an openly gay college athlete and his NFL prospects, revealing that when he came out to his MT team in freshman year, they fully embraced him.
“Everyone just saw him as a football player,” MT holder and team punter Josh Davis told OutSports. “He was just one of the guys. The fact that he proved himself on the field, there was a respect for him.”