As the worlds of the NFL and gay awareness grow ever closer, there's the possibility (expectation?) that an NFL player will come out of the closet. But here's a different turn on that possibility: an openly gay player coming into the NFL.
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 wasn't drafted last year, but then very few kickers are. He didn't catch on with any NFL team last year, but hopes to make a team this year. And considering the fact that kickers are more disposable than paper napkins, he has half a chance.
“Right now, looking back when I’m 40, I can’t say I gave it my best shot,” Gendreau told Outsports. “I can’t say I really tried to make it into the NFL. Last year I did itRead More »from Kicker Alan Gendreau seeks to land NFL tryout, would be first openly gay player