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Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019
From Hitchcock High to the NFL: I am Michael Sam
7 to 8 p.m.
William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Auditorium (WCP 1.402)

Campus Events and Entertainment Distinguised Speaker and the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation presents From Hitchcock High to the NFL: I am Michael Sam. After ending his career at The University of Missouri as a consensus All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Michael Sam made history in 2014 when he became the first openly gay player ever drafted by an NFL team. Now with an inspiring story of a small town Texas football star who kept his secret from the world, Michael shares his triumphs over hardships, valuable lessons on leveraging individual personal strengths to pursue one’s dreams, and lessons learned from key mentors in his life. Being true to yourself, remaining gracious and strong, and tackling life’s challenges—this is the story of Michael Sam. 

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