Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL) in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft.
Sam was a consensus All-American and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Missouri.
man-and-a-woman type of guy", said "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment." On February 9, 2014, in an interview with Chris Connelly on ESPN's Outside the Lines, Sam responded to questions about his coming out experience and his status as one of college football's first openly self-acknowledged gay players.
The week after his ESPN interview, Sam returned to Missouri with the Tigers football team to accept the 2014 Cotton Bowl championship trophy at a ceremony held at the halftime of a Missouri Tigers basketball game at Mizzou Arena.
He left the team the following day, citing concerns with his mental health after a 12-month stretch which he described as "difficult". After leaving Montreal, Sam told radio host Dan Patrick on his show that he never wanted to play in the CFL to begin with. I never really wanted to go to the CFL, but I did and I committed to going".
They have been the only couple invited back for an exhibition dance.
Ballas's partner for season 6 of Dancing With The Stars was Olympic Gold Medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.
The Rams cut him during the final preseason roster cutdowns.
He also spent time on the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad before being waived.