HYPE Day: Michael Sam

Feb 13, 2018 at 9:30am

The HYPE Career Ready Program combines inspirational speakers, unique learning experiences, and professional skills to help every student prepare for life after college.

Please note that HYPE sessions are only open to members of the Heidelberg community. To register to attend a HYPE keynote, email hype@heidelberg.edu no earlier than four weeks before the event.

Meet Michael Sam

University of Missouri football star, NFL free agent and trailblazer, Michael Sam is an American football defensive end who made history when he came out as gay ahead of the NFL draft, making him the first openly-LGBT player to be drafted in any major American sport. Since his announcement, through scrutiny, criticism and unreserved admiration, he has become an icon and pioneer for the LGBT community. He is currently an NFL free agent. In 2014, Sam was named one of GQ Magazine’s Men of the Year, was a finalist for Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs.

  • Department: Student Engagement Office
  • Event Series: HYPE Career Ready®
  • Event Location: Seiberling Gymnasium

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