Alan Gendreau Attempting to Become NFL’s First Openly Gay Player

April 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL may soon have its first openly gay player. 
Earlier this month, Brendon Ayanbadejo, one of the NFL's most prominent gay rights supporters, told ESPN that a handful of players were considering coming out, but according to a report from Yahoo! Sports' Jay Busbee, kicker Alan Gendreau may take a different route.
Per Busbee:
Alan Gendreau is a former kicker for Middle Tennessee State, where he played with high distinction from 2008 to 2011. He was the leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history, with 295 points over his career. He's also openly gay, and has been since age 15. And in what would be a groundbreaking move, he's hoping to play in the NFL.
Gendreau, who wasn't drafted last year, is hoping to convince teams to give him a shot at OTAs in the next couple of months. The chance of him earning an invite is low, but according to Busbee's report, many believe he has the talent to lock on to an NFL team. 
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