Thanks to the heroic players that have come out throughout 2014, another player has gained the courage to announce that he is gay. Arizona State’s offensive lineman, Edward “Chip” Sarafin, told Compete Magazine that he is gay—thus making him the first active Division I college football player to come out. “It was really personal to me and it benefited my peace of mind greatly,” he said. He’ll be following in the footsteps of openly gay NFL player Michael Sam and other gay athletes, Sarafin came out to his teammates before going public. The interviewer said that Sarafin said that Michael Sam was a big inspiration for his coming out.