An offensive lineman at Arizona State has come out publicly as gay, and in doing so, becomes the first openly-gay active college football player.

Chip Sarafin, a fifth-year senior at ASU, says he began telling teammates in the spring. He says coming out "Was really personal to me, and it benefitted my peace of mind greatly." Former Missouri star and NFL rookie Michael Sam famously came out publicly in February after his college career was over. Sarafin has been a backup his entire career and has never played in a regular season game. Arizona State head coach Todd Graham commented on Sarafin saying, "We are a brotherhood that is not defined by cultural and personal differences, but rather an individual's commitment to the Sun Devil way." (TMZ)