Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to drafted by an NFL team, now has some job security.
Sam has been signed to a four-year, $2.65 million contract by the St. Louis Rams.
Amid all of the publicity surrounding his drafting last month, Sam had stated his main focus was to make the team.
He tweeted on Thursday (12 June): 'Grateful, humbled, and motivated after officially signing with all my Rams rookie brothers. Let's do this!! #RamUp '
Sam is one of 11 rookies signed by the Rams.