Michael Sam makes Canadian Football League debut

In doing so, he also became the first out player to play in the Canadian Football League.


Sam and the Montreal Alouettes lost to the Ottawa Redblacks, 26-23, and sit at the bottom of the East Division with a 2-4 record.

Michael Sam made history on Friday night. Sam ran a tortoise-like five-second forty-yard dash at the NFL’s first-ever veteran combine earlier this year, making the CFL the most attractive option if Sam wished to continue his career.

Montreal Alouettes’ Michael Sam is set to make his pro football debut as he warms up before the first half of a Canadian Football League game against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday, August 7, 2015. “I’m not going to lie, there were some big jitters out there and I was nervous when I first got on the field”. The Als have two injured players and a few openings on their 44-man roster – which is declared an hour before kickoff – and the former Missouri DE is expected to get one of the spots. “I had some good move rushes, I assumed, however shut sufficient isn’t a sack”.

Sam left the Alouettes during training camp for still-unexplained personal reasons and has been buried on the depth chart since then.

The 2013 Southeastern Convention defensive participant of the yr at, Sam was chosen by the within the seventh and ultimate spherical of the 2014 NFL draft.


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After sitting out first five games of CFL season Michael Sam finally makes Alouettes debut