Oprah Producing Michael Sam Documentary Series for OWN

Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports

After becoming the first openly gay player selected in the NFL Draft, former Missouri star Michael Sam now faces the difficult task of making the Rams’ final roster and becoming the first openly gay active player in the history of the NFL. Fans will get an up-close and personal look at the process, as the Oprah Winfrey Network has announced that it will produce a documentary series following Sam as he prepares for the season.

Looking forward to sharing my life and journey on @OWNTV with friends, family , and my faithful supporters—
Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) May 14, 2014

Sam, who will wear number 96, said Tuesday in his introductory press conference that he’s confident he will be a part of the 53-man roster.

“I’m determined to be great. I’m determined to make this team. I have every confidence in myself that I’ll make this team. When I do make it and put my pads on, if someone wants to say something, you will see number 96 running down that field and making big plays for his team.”

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SOURCE: USA Today
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